Gallery: US Navy Develops Underwater Solar Panels to Power Sensor Syste...

 

Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science and Technology Division recently announced that they have developed a new breed of underwater solar panels that are able to power submerged electronics and sensor systems. You might think that solar cells would have limited use underwater due to the limited amount of sunlight that is able to penetrate the murky depths, however these new panels are optimized to produce a significant amount of power at depths of up to 9 meters.

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