Spherical Solar Cells – doubling the power output of flat PV panels!

Solar panels are highly sensitive to what you might call ‘sub-optimal’ conditions…wrong angle of the sun, scattered sunlight, dust & sand, too much heat – all these things diminish the panels ability to generate power. But now a research team reckon they’ve overcome all those problems by creating a spherical version of the common solar PV panel. So, is this a practical proposition for the real world?

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