Energy Transition

These solar panels can work at night, or get their power from rain

Solar panels during daytime.

Traditional solar panels can only generate energy when the sun shines. Image: Unsplash/MICHAEL WILSON

Douglas Broom
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Solar panel at sunset.
Solar panels can now keep generating power even after sunset. Image: Unsplash/Karsten Würth
Diagram of how a solar panel works at night.
Thermoelectric generators can produce power using the temperature difference between cooling solar panels and the surrounding air. Image: Applied Physics Letters


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Solar panels need to be cleaned regularly to ensure the highest possible level of power generation. Image: Ecoppia
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