As far as soliciting the powers of the sun is concerned, there is no actual measurement to figure out the exact amount of solar power we can get. For now, we are pretty much satisfied with getting the ample power supply needed for our gadgets and other power-requiring stuff.
But the only thing that would differ would perhaps be in the area of how many it could serve. This would depend a lot on the power consumption and requirements, something which should dramatically grow in wide proportions when taken altogether.
Hence, this Solar Energy Funnel could perhaps be something that may boost the solar power requirements thanks to a research from MIT. Thanks to a paper done by Ju Li an MIT professor, and Xiaoteng Qian, a postdoc student which was published in Nature Photonics.
The said funnel can harvest energy from a much broader spectrum of sunlight, made from thin materials called Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2).
These solar funnels have only been tested through computer modeling so far, although researchers are hoping to carry out real-life lab experiments on MoS2 to confirm the solar funnel’s ability to efficiently convert solar energy into electricity.