Solar Cells Now Function Even in Absolute Darkness

The new technology is called Neutrinovoltaic

When most people think of renewable energy, they think of solar panels and wind farms. Although hydro and geothermal power provide excellent carbon-free renewable energy where they exist, for the vast majority of the world, wind and solar power are the only viable possibilities for large-scale renewable energy. Those possibilities seem to be attractive since wind and sunlight are free and plentiful, and the technology required to harness their energy is becoming startlingly cheap.

However, Wind and solar have a problem: they are intermittent. Solar farms generates no electricity at night and only a small amount during cloudy days. Similarly, wind turbines cease generating when the wind stops blowing. A town, region, or nation, on the other hand, need consistent electric power at all hours of the day and night, all year long, regardless of the weather. That is, for wind and solar to be a meaningful component of the power system, there must be some other kind of production or storage that can smoothly cover the power gap when the renewables cease generating.

Intermittency has not been a major issue in most installations yet. Because renewables are still a minor component of the energy mix, filling the power shortfall from the grid has been simple. However, utilizing the grid produces polluting gases. The majority of grid electricity is provided by the few dependable sources available, which are either coal or natural gas. So, although we’d like to think that constructing wind and solar farms would enable us to shut down polluting power plants, this isn’t the case. Those aging fossil-fueled plants must be maintained operational at all times to power the grid at night, when clouds hide the sun, or when the wind dies. And, since sun and wind outages might last a week or more, those outdated power plants must stay operational the majority of the time.

The energy industry anticipates that by 2040, the majority of the world’s electricity will be generated by the sun, but how can we rely on solar power when it has so many limitations and issues? Clearly, it is time to alter our focus. But where to? What form of power will provide us with a more energy-efficient and sustainable present and future?

Thankfully, the Neutrino Energy Group has the answer

The Neutrino Energy Group has gone beyond the impossible to achieve what was previously thought to be impossible: harnessing the microscopic beams of cosmic particles that bombard practically everything in the cosmos for power generation. Neutrinos were previously thought to be massless until it was proven otherwise by two separate scientists, Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada in 2015. In essence, utilizing neutrinos and other non-visible radiation as a source of energy is akin to using a photovoltaic (PV) solar cell. Rather than catching neutrinos and other non-visible radiation, a portion of their kinetic energy is collected and converted into electricity.

A multilayer nanomaterial consisting of graphene and doped silicon is used in Neutrinovoltaic technology. Graphene can catch energy from its surroundings, as demonstrated by various scientists in recent years. Graphene, however, cannot be utilized to generate energy given its low current and voltage per unit surface. The Neutrino Energy Group created a multilayer producing nanomaterial that enhanced the amount of power received per unit of working space by orders of magnitude. One big advantage is that the technology does not need sunlight. Neutrinovoltaic energy can generate electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, no matter where you are on the planet.

In terms of efficiency and dependability, neutrinovoltaic devices, such as those developed by the Neutrino Energy Group, do not have the same shortcomings as solar energy. Neutrinos, for example, may travel through practically any known material, implying that neutrinovoltaic cells need not require sunlight to function. They may be used both indoors and outside, as well as underwater. Because of the simplicity with which neutrinovoltaic devices may be shielded while generating electricity, this technology is not harmed by snow or other inclement weather. Since neutrinovoltaic cells do not depend on visible light, they may continue to create energy even when the number of daylight hours is substantially decreased.

Consumer-grade products that might be utilized in a number of ways are currently being developed by the Neutrino Energy Group. Neutrinovoltaic technology has been shown to work very effectively in the laboratory. According to the Neutrino Energy Group, neutrinovoltaic energy will first be used for cellphones and laptops, as well as pacemakers and other small devices, but in the future, this energy source will be capable of supplying all of a household’s electrical needs.

The discovery of Neutrino Energy and other forms of non-visible radiation provides mankind with a long-awaited and dependable answer to the present energy issue. Neutrinovoltaic device research is still in its early stages, but it is expected that this breakthrough, like photovoltaic cells, would one day be universally acknowledged as a legitimate answer to the world’s energy demands.