Both as a result of new air quality standards, and due to the fact that traditional energy sources are getting ever more difficult and expensive to come by, researchers are presently giving their best in terms of coming up with highly efficient means of harvesting renewables.
In order to up the production of solar farms, some have looked into the possibility of getting photovoltaic panels to track the sun's movement's through the sky, either with the help of a rotating motor or by building a robot and “training” it to twist and turn solar panels in such ways that they are always facing the sun.
However, one group of researchers came up with quite a different idea: following numerous investigations into this matter, they decided to let go of the traditional flat solar panels and instead build cone-shaped ones.
Deskarati explains that these new solar energy harvesting devices can generate roughly 20 times more energy than run-off-the-mill solar panels can, and that the fact that they are mounted on a spinning platform also takes care of the issue of overheating.
Apparently, some of the previous attempts of generating more electricity with the help of photovoltaic cells included their having sun energy directed straight towards them with the help of mirrors. However, this often leads to the cells overheating and thus becoming useless.
Because these Spin Cells keep turning, the cells can take turns when it comes to “baking” in the sun, meaning that each of them is only exposed to intense heat for rather limited amounts of time.
In case anyone was wondering, the energy needed in order to keep this cone turning is also taken from the sun.
Lastly, there are those who claim that these Spin Cells are worthy of our attention simply because they look way cooler than flat solar panels do.
More information concerning this innovative technology is made available to you in the video below.