The prerequisite for efficient solar panel electricity generation is maximum exposure to the rays of the sun. The well-known drawback of renewable energy production is intermittence due to dependence on weather conditions. At the Research & Development department of Soochow University in Taiwan, a group of scientists has developed a hybrid solar panel that can generate electricity both in bright sunlight and in pouring rain. The system uses both solar energy and the energy produced by the impact of raindrops.
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