Zeitgeist: Enhancing Solar Panels for More Power

Solar Panels for More Power

In 2019, during the ESA Power Workshop, engineers confronted the dilemma of limited solar power for spacecraft. Unable to boost the Sun’s intensity or enlarge solar panels indefinitely, they turned their attention to a clever workaround: making panels thicker. By layering micron-thick substrates atop one another, they effectively expanded the solar spectrum captured by each […]