Impact: Solar Concentrators to Improve Efficiency of Solar Panels

Impact: Solar Concentrators to Improve Efficiency of Solar Panels

This is “Impact” from the University of California, Merced. Solar panels are effective at converting sunlight into electricity. But that efficiency is reduced on cloudy days or when the panels do not directly face the sun. UC Merced physics Professor Sayantani Ghosh is working to address this problem by developing an inexpensive solar concentrator that…