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the structures they’ve tested show power output ranging from double to more than 20 times that of fixed flat panels with the same base area.
Our findings suggest that harnessing solar energy in three dimensions can open new avenues towards Terawatt-scale generation.
Originally posted by NullVoid
None, the problem is not there, its not space or output, its the cost.
So, neither on my roof or backyard or front yard or anywhere else.
Originally posted by Nicolas Flamel
Researchers at MIT are designing new 3D structures that can generate between 2 to 20 times the power output from the same area when compared to using conventional flat solar panels.
3-D structures’ vertical surfaces can collect much more sunlight during mornings, evenings and winters, when the sun is closer to the horizon
While the cost of a given amount of energy generated by such 3-D modules exceeds that of ordinary flat panels, the expense is partially balanced by a much higher energy output for a given footprint,