Have you ever noticed how you feel more efficient and productive while you are listening to your favorite pop song?
Now scientists have discovered a way to implement the same technique with a new type of experimental solar panels. The new breakthrough discovery suggests that you can boost the electricity efficiency of the solar cells by 40% just by playing a good high pitched pop song.
UK research teams from the Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London have developed new zinc oxide based panels that pose a more flexible and cheaper solution rather than the traditional silicon solar panels we use nowadays.
The magic trick here is that zinc oxide can create nanoscale rods which are influenced by outer sound vibrations thus producing electricity. Boosting up the efficiency of the rods up to 40% was something unexpected when the researchers cranked up the volume of famous pop music songs. It’s all about the wide range of sound frequencies that convert into power.
The scientists even found out that ambient sound gave a decent amount of efficiency increase. This major scientific breakthrough will eventually create the conditions for the scientists to develop an even better cost-efficient solar panel.