MIT designs three dimensional solar panels with increased efficiency
MIT has come up with an innovative way to up the scales of solar energy production. By simply ditching the conventional flat solar panel design, MIT plans to use three-dimensional solar energy harvesters shaped as cubes or towers. These according to the MIT could result in higher power generation as compared to flat solar panels.
Also, these could cost more than the conventional solar panel, given that these systems sport more photovoltaic surfaces than usual. The panels are designed to ship flat and are then required to be assembled into being. Also, the tower version has proved to be the most efficient