Whilst we may not have a lot of sun here in the UK there is one thing that we do get and that is rain and now some new solar panels have been developed that also generate power from rain as well as sun.
The new solar panels were developed by scientists from China and they feature a layer of graphene that can generate energy from rain drops.
The solar panels harvest energy from rain as the water sticks to the graphene, it then creates a natural capacitor and then generates electricity, the panels also generate energy from sunlight like normal solar panels, this would be an ideal solution for places like the UK which get a lot more rain than sun.
Solar panels generate around 22 percent energy, unfortunately these new panels only convert to around 6.5 percent energy, if they are able to make them more efficient then they could be a viablle alternative to standard solar panels.
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