• Solar panels that can generate electricity at night have been developed at Stanford

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    Engineers at Stanford have discovered how to generate electricity from solar at night. Learn more here.

    A team of engineers at Stanford University have developed a solar cell that can generate some electricity at night.

    The research comes at a moment when the number of solar jobs and residential installations are rising.

    While standard solar panels can provide electricity during the day, this device can serve as a “continuous renewable power source for both day- and nighttime,” according to the study published this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

    The device incorporates a thermoelectric generator, which can pull electricity from the small difference in temperature between the ambient air and the solar cell itself.

    “Our approach can…