Bar-Ilan University scientists have produced a panel made out of 676 different materials.
A research team from Bar-Ilan University, near Tel Aviv, Israel, have used artificial intelligence to produce a new kind of solar panel comprising 676 different materials.
The panel is used to use exposure to the sun to capture the energy and convert it into electricity.
This new solar panel joins a growing class of these materials developed using artificial intelligence (AI) -based materials science. This form uses AI designs the materials that will be used in the final produce. In this way, researchers hope to be able to develop considerably more efficient solar panel production processes while also reducing the cost of making them.
“This is the future of solar panels and the use of solar energy,” said Bar-Illan University’s Dr. Hannah-Noa Barad. Dr. Barad was one of the study’s authors, along with Bar-Ilan University President Professor Arie Zaban.
The researchers are using artificial intelligence in an attempt to produce solar panels without silicon.
The researchers have employed the AI technology to try to produce solar panels that don’t need silicon. In this way, they hope to be able to design solar panels that will be notably more sustainable.
Dr. Barad also stated that they are working on methods of converting carbon dioxide into a form of fuel the chemical industry will be able to use.
“Thus, through the two technologies, solar energy and carbon dioxide recycling, we will be able to lower carbon dioxide emissions and switch to the green energy, something that will help solve the climate crisis in the future,” said Dr. Barad.
Last week, President Isaac Herzog visited Washington and presented United States Vice President Kamala Harris with one of the new solar panels. The gift of the solar panel developed with the use of artificial intelligence was in acknowledgement of Harris’ support of green energy and environmentally friendly practices.
The researchers intend to continue their work to use AI to develop solar panels that will be less expensive, more efficient, and that will use materials that are more sustainable than silicon, in order to ensure that this form of clean energy will come with the smallest possible environmental impact.