A new kind of solar panel design could offer a significant increase in efficiency.

A new kind of solar panel design could offer a significant increase in efficiency. A team at MIT is experimenting with a 3D solar panel, which is folded up in an origami-like shape. The theory is that the increased surface area of the panel could absorb much of the light that’s usually reflected off of the flat surface of a standard panel.

[Live Science via Switched]

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