Moisture-sucking gels give solar panels the chills

Moisture-sucking gels give solar panels the chills

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) May 12, 2020

A cooling system developed at KAUST has improved the efficiency of a prototype solar panel up to 20 percent and requires no external energy source to operate.

Commercial silicon photovoltaic panels are only able to transform a small portion of absorbed sunlight into electricity, while the remainder of the radiation becomes heat. Because solar panels are less efficient for every degree rise

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