As the world is modernizing every second the daily task completion is also getting easier. There are possibilities that instead of getting your electricity bills higher we could actually start using the night sky as an option to light things up. The researchers have recently developed a novel resource of renewable energy that completely uses the coldness of the Universe to produce electricity. The researchers have built a conductor directed towards the sky so that the new device can use the energy formed due to the temperature difference between the Earth surface and the extremely cold nature of the deep space.
It would be designed to work throughout the day even in the absence of sunlight which is something unusual compared to the conventional solar panels that need sun rays to power technologies. The international team of scientists is on the way to put up a strong fight against the traditionally used methods. The device is believed to have immense potential but it will still take a few more years for it to advance such that it can power televisions. By facing the space dwelled in frigid temperatures and attached to the warmer surface of the Earth is a unique technology. The energy outflow from the device into the sky in the form of infrared rays followed by which a reverse panel uses the radiation for further conversion into electricity, which is similar to the solar cell’s functionality. In the case of the solar cells, the solar radiations from the Sun flow into our planet.
This new technique could completely transition are way of powering homes using generated electricity but with the talent to power electronics at dark. The Universes’ vastness is a source of thermodynamics, according to Stanford University Researcher Dr. Shanhui Fan. The connection between the harvesting of the incoming radiation and outgoing radiation is very a unique and splendid concept. However, in the trials, it has been observed that the device could only generate small energy of 64 Nanowatts of power per square meter. The solar panels, on the other hand, churn million times more energy. According to a new study conducted at the Universities of Birmingham and Utrecht, measly light-exhibiting microalgae in the oceans can become the next generation of organic solar cells. The light harvesting capability of the microorganism will now be scrutinized.