Light from the moon harnessed in world first
Spark Energy today announced the outcome of a two year research project – the world’s first energy-producing lunar panels.
The Scottish Borders-based independent energy supplier to the lettings sector has been funding secret research at the Lugosi Institute in Switzerland – aimed at providing renewable energy in northern countries during the long dark winter evenings when solar panels are redundant.
And the good news for people in places like Northern Scotland and Scandinavia is that the new lunar panels work well using what the Lugosi boffins have labelled Weer Flow technology.
So well, in fact, that a night of full moon produces almost half the energy of a sunny day in mid-summer.
Spark director of customer experience, Shaun Burnett, said: “Lunar panels are the Holy Grail of renewable energy, and these are working beyond our wildest hopes. They mean that even the long dark nights of Northern Europe are able to keep the lights on.
“Over the coming months we’ll be contacting our customers throughout Britain, and letting them know how they can fit the panels and save on their bills. I’ve so much faith in them that my home in Edinburgh will be one of the first to have them fitted.”
Lugosi Institute director Jonathan Harker said: “We’re grateful to Spark for their support in developing the Weer Flow lunar panels. I’d go as far as to say they’re a howling success.”
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