We know that conventional solar panels convert visible and infrared (IR) parts of sunlight into electricity. Due to the intermittent nature of solar energy and the existence of more cloudy days than sunny days in some regions, PV module technology adoption is relatively lower in these regions. Here, we introduce one of the strongest solar panels that works for an overwhelming majority hours of a day.
Carvey Ehren Maigue, an electrical engineering student from the Philippines, has devised a method of turning the UV rays of sunlight to electricity, but how?. He has utilized a combination of organic luminescent particles that absorb UV light and convert it to visible light, and a solar film that then converts that visible light into electricity.
This light-harvesting technology can be vastly used in the different parts of the building envelope such as windows, walls, balcony, skylight, and so on. In other words, this solar panel can be used in the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
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