AuReus system – Solar panels from vegetable waste
AuReus system – Student at engineering department of Mapua University in the Philippine capital of Manila – Carvey Ehren Maigue – created the thin cladding. They generate energy from ultraviolet rays. Traditional photovoltaic panels only perform work when they are directly exposed to the sun. On cloudy days, their energy production efficiency drops. On the other hand, a young inventor uses the material he create, which transforms UV rays directly into energy. Capable of penetrating through clouds. The new material is even able to catch rays that reflects from other surfaces.
Technology AuReus (named after the Latin term aurora borealis, which means the northern lights). It bases on molecules responsible for bioluminescence. Which occur, among others in chlorophyll. Maigue extracted them from plant waste bought back from farmers. Their crops destroy the weather disruptions caused by the climate change.
The ability of these compounds is to convert UV rays into visible light. Such light is captured. But they also converting into electricity by ordinary photovoltaic cells. They surround the outer part of this lining.
25 percent of the Philippines population lives from agriculture. Between 2006 and 2013, over 6 million ha of crops in the Philippines which destroy extreme weather events. AuReus produces energy roughly 50 percent of the time. Standard solar panels only produce energy about 15 – 20 percent of the time.