Get rocking !!

Lots of people want to know how to get a bit more out of their PV system - Well here is a real piece of noisy research that suggests it's not just people and plants that like music - But as Robbin Williams said in ''good morning Vieatnam'' - Play anything just play it loud !!

New research finds that solar cells actually enjoy improved efficiency when exposed to the pounding beats of today’s pop and rock music. According to researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, the high frequencies and pitch featured in pop and rock music trigger really “good vibrations” in solar cells that contain a cluster of ‘nano rods.’ Their research found that these vibrations improve efficiency by up to 40 percent, which could be especially good news for those working to develop lower cost, printed solar cells.
The researchers claim that the unique discovery could be used to harness solar power for devices that are exposed to acoustic vibrations, such as air conditioning units or within cars and other vehicles.

Read more: Queen Mary University press release.