Chinese scientists developing all-weather solar cell from graphene

Chinese Solar Panels

Scientists in China recently announced that they are working to develop a solar panel that can harness energy from raindrops.

Researchers from the Ocean University of China (located in Qingdao) announced their findings (A Solar Cell That Is Triggered by Sun and Rain) in a journal published by the German Chemical Society and said they plan to use graphene, which utilizes a thin layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb, to produce electricity derived from exposing the material to salty rainwater.

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Nonprofits release 'Low-Income Solar Policy Guide'

Three national nonprofit organizations recently partnered to create an online resource that examines solar industry programs and policies as they relate to low-income American families.

The three nonprofits — the New York-based Center for Social Inclusion, California-based GRID Alternatives and California-based Vote Solar — launched the “Low-Income Solar Policy Guide” on March 14 during an event in Manhattan.

Read more: Nonprofits release 'Low-Income Solar Policy Guide'

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