The technology is a hybrid, bio-inspired concept that features the ability for transpiration, and can use extra thermal energy, allowing it to capture more sunlight than conventional solar cells.
- A major part of that success is tied to the transpiration feature found within the new tech.
- Transpiration is most commonly seen in plants. The process allows a plant to cool itself.
- By mimicking this feature, the researchers believe their solar leaf can have an extended lifespan.