I've always wondered if a solar panel could also store energy. It looks like we might be able to do this soon!
According to the researchers, it should be possible to build cheap silicon supercapacitors out of the excess silicon contained inside many electronic devices. One such example are solar cells: supercapacitors built out of the silicon in the back side of solar cells could store energy during the day and gradually release it into the energy grid during the hours of peak consumption.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Silicon supercapacitor could store electricity inside a silicon chip
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