If you’ve never heard of the Earth’s infrared radiation, its okay, because we hadn’t either. However, researchers at Harvard University have found that the infrared radiation that the Earth emits during the night is something that can be harnessed as a form of solar power. This makes the solar panels on homes and rooftops of businesses useful even during the night.
There are a few ways that this energy could be harvested during the nighttime, but researchers caution that this type of energy could be very hard to capture and even harder to turn into viable power that can be used to power homes and businesses. However, this is a start in the search for power that does not come from underground.
If researchers have any luck, they may be able to produce a whole new field in the energy sector that could keep the planet energy solvent for years to come.