A California company is working to make it easier for electric vehicles to run on solar power.
And a team at a California research institute has developed an algorithm that could ultimately drive electric vehicles into mass production.
The breakthrough comes from a team of scientists at the University of California at Berkeley who have been working on the idea for years.
In a new paper, the researchers report that they have developed an innovative way to process solar power to make efficient solar panels that could be scaled up to make large amounts of solar power available for the grid.
Solar power isn’t a new idea.
In fact, the first commercial deployment of solar energy came in the early 1900s, when General Electric built a power plant in South Carolina that generated enough power to power a few homes for a few days.
It was a massive effort, but it’s not the first time researchers have made strides in making solar power economically viable for a new generation of cars.
For years, solar power has been one of the few renewable energy technologies that has been gaining traction in the US, which now consumes nearly three-quarters of the world’s electricity, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
And the US has a huge solar potential in its future, thanks to a number of government initiatives.
Solar farms have already been installed in California, where the state has been aggressively developing solar power, and more are expected to come online as the grid gets more flexible and electric vehicles become a reality.
The new paper’s paper-based approach to solar power technology could make it possible for a variety of vehicles to become fully solar-powered, and the researchers say that it could ultimately help make electric cars economically viable.
The process for making efficient solar panel technology involves a process called photovoltaics.
The solar energy produced by the sun is converted into electricity.
Solar panels typically use mirrors that absorb and reflect the sunlight, and they produce a high-energy electrical current that can then be stored in batteries.
But that can be problematic for solar-panel manufacturers, which often use mirrors as a back-up power source.
For this reason, the solar panels on most electric vehicles today have to be made from metal.
That’s not a good idea for the solar-energy efficiency of electric vehicles, because a vehicle powered by a vehicle battery can be quite energy-intensive.
That means a vehicle designed to run in a sunny city could only run as efficiently as a vehicle that’s parked outside.
“We think there is a way to make the efficiency of solar panels with the materials we have now, which is to make a metal solar panel,” said study lead author Paul DeMarco, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and a professor of materials science and engineering at the UC Berkeley School of Engineering.
DeMarco and his colleagues at the Berkeley Solar Power Research Center have developed a new process that can convert solar energy into electrical energy and store it in a battery.
That process works with a number, which the researchers call their ‘key components.’
Each key component can be made out of different materials, which DeMarco described as having two or three different properties.
They include the strength of the materials, the properties of the atoms in the materials themselves, and how the properties interact with each other.
The materials that are the key components are carbon, silicon, and aluminum, DeMarco explained.
The researchers were able to apply their process to a variety to a wide variety of materials that were available at the time, including carbon, aluminum, silicon carbide, and nickel.
The carbon and silicon carbides could be made by a process that’s known as “fusing” carbon and aluminum to silicon.
That gives the researchers the ability to make carbon-silicon composite materials that can have high electrical conductivity.
And they were able get the silicon carbiders to behave like carbon-carbon-silicate materials that have a high electrical resistance.
The silicon carbiding was a particular problem because it was very difficult to make with traditional manufacturing processes, because silicon carbine materials have to undergo extremely intense thermal and mechanical stress to make them strong enough to be used as part of a car battery.
“The process is very scalable to make these very high conductivity composite materials,” DeMarco said.
The team has also been able to convert the solar energy generated by a solar panel into electrical power using a process known as photovolutation.
This process, in which an energy source is placed on a surface, heats the surface and creates a chemical reaction.
The resulting electric current is then stored in the battery.
The current is used to drive the vehicle, or the battery is used as a source of power.
“It’s like having a solar cell on the surface of a vehicle,” DeMarcus said.
“There’s a lot of energy in the sunlight that is used by the vehicle to generate electric current.”
The researchers’ paper was published in the journal Science Advances.
For more on electric cars, check out our explainer here.