Mar 262018
 
Developed at Soochow University in China, a hybrid solar cell with a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) can generate electricity from both sunlight and the motion of raindrops.  The new device integrates a solar cell with a TENG via smart design structure. In dry weather, the solar cell can generate electricity from the sun. “The TENG can also produce electricity from the mechanical energy of falling raindrops in rainy weather,” says Zhen Wen in the College of Nano Science and...

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