More precisely, what is contained in tomatoes
To increase the efficiency of solar panels, add some tomatoes, more specifically lycopene, which is the pigment that gives tomatoes their red color. Chinese scientists came to this conclusion.
The Jilin University team decided that since lycopene is an antioxidant, it will slow down the degradation of solar panel material, which should increase the lifespan of these devices.
It turned out that this is true, but in addition, the ability to convert light into energy improved by 3% in panels with lycopene.
The researchers’ hypothesis is that lycopene helps reduce the number of microscopic fragments in the perovskite crystal structure that makes up solar cells, which improves the passage of electricity. If this is confirmed, then an ordinary tomato will improve the energy efficiency of such panels.