As of right now, Solar Energy powers a measly 5/10 of a percent of the United States. While this number is extremely small, it is likely a cause of insufficient research and lack of production. Because solar panel technology is relatively new, prices are still very high making it so only a select few actually harness the true power and savings that come with solar panels. Another reason why they are relatively underused is the fact that they are not that powerful, yet. According to an article posted by science daily posted yesterday, "In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-trick". What is so significant about this finding, is that humans can nearly double to productivity of solar panels, by just a little nit tricks. Imagine that power that we will be able to unlock as time continues to progress and science continues to advance. The trick is to combine to different solar panels in order to fully utilize the suns rays, furthermore, all resources required to build the solar panel are "readily available on earth" meaning that further deteriorating our natural nonrenewable resources will not be a problem. This is impactful because as time progresses, we get closer and closer to running out of fossil fuels making it so we need to be prepared for full self sufficiency.