This invention may be able to supercharge solar energy

Could this be the key to powering our renewable future?
Loukia Papadopoulos

YouTuber Matt Ferrell is renowned for his witty explanations of today's most pressing issues in science and technology and particularly the environment.

You may remember this clip where he explained why graphene may be the key to our environmental concrete problems (cement) and this video where he explains the breakthrough that lets electric vehicles charge in minutes.

In this latest edition of his show, he tackles an innovation that could supercharge solar panel technology, making it extremely efficient. The invention comes from a group of Stanford researchers. It consists of a component that allows the light that reaches solar panels to be concentrated without the use of any moving parts.

The invention is so ingenious in its execution that it leads Ferrell to ask: is improving solar generation really that simple?

So what does this intelligent new development consist of? What is the engineering and science behind it? How does it have the potential to transform solar energy? Is it the future of the technology? Ferrell answers all these questions and more, highlighting and explaining the processes behind this advanced invention.

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