Music milks more energy from solar cells, study finds

11/7/2013 | Discovery

Solar cell efficiency can get a boost from some good old rock 'n' roll, according to researchers from Queen Mary University and Imperial College in London. Scientists attached a layer of zinc oxide to a polymer solar cell and exposed it to noise, as well as light, finding that it generated more current than with just light alone. The energetic beat of rock and pop music gave the cell the biggest burst of power, scientists said.

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