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As the Internet of Things grows at a seemingly ever-increasingly rate, the demand to power the devices that make up the IoT increases as well, and that becomes an issue for small sensors that are forced to be powered by batteries because their placement lacks an existing power source. Because of this, researchers have been working on a solution that would harvest some of the solar energy emitted by the fixtures that light our homes and workplaces. That’s where the topic of this article com ...
In just a few years, the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things will surpass the 75-billion mark, and that number is expected to grow exponentially over the next couple of decades. However, having an ever-connected world with nearly any information we seek at our fingertips at all times comes with a heavy price: energy consumption. At the moment, many of the devices that are connected to the so-called Internet of Things are powered by physical connections to the power grid, but a ...
Everyone agrees that there is a massive need for cheap, low environmental impact, high-efficiency solar cells to not only help combat climate change but to reduce the overall cost of electricity as well making it more cost-effective and easier to bring electricity to the far reaches of the globe. At the moment, most solar cells that are produced at a scale that can be used for mass-energy production are made from copper and silver and are fairly toxic to produce, but a newly discovered thin film ...