Floating Webs Can Capture Sun and Wave Power

Floating Webs Can Capture Sun and Wave Power

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Solar cells float - by Phil Pauley, designer“A new concept for marine solar cells could harness energy from both the sun and the waves at the same time.

His design calls for floating dome-shaped solar cells to be linked together in web-like patterns. Wave energy will be captured as the buoyant floats bob up and down in the water, Pauley said. Waves will also act like mirrors to bounce sunlight back on the floating cells and increase solar capture by 20 percent, he estimated.”

(READ the full Discovery News article at MSNBC)

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