Sources: MIT, Earth Techling
quote: The results showed that the 3D structures provided power output from double to 20 times that of traditional flat solar panels with the same base area.
quote: same base area.
quote: To do this, the team used a computer algorithm to test a series of possible designs under different conditions regarding weather, seasons and latitudes.
quote: The fact is that flat solar panels can be tilted so they're perpendicular to the sun's rays, while in this biased test they just left them laying flat.