Bulky solar panels could soon be a thing of the past and we could be powering items with Graphene which can be added on to objects as a thin film covering or in the paint of buildings – powering the items within.
In 2004 researches at Manchester university, UK discovered Graphene – a 2 dimensional element. For this discovery they have received the Nobel prize.
The levels of electricity produced by Graphene films rivals that of solar panels. The real beauty of it comes from how thin a material made of it is and how strong that material is – it’s 300 times stronger than steel and harder than diamonds – it’s also a better conductor that copper.
More info at the Manchester University website: