05 Feb '12, 1pm

Researcher finds #solar power in #agricultural waste via @energyrefuge

Researcher finds #solar power in #agricultural waste via @energyrefuge

One story that took hold of the tech media’s interest this past week came out of MIT via one its researchers, Andreas Mershin. Mr. Mershin is researching the possibility of using agricultural waste, such as cut grass and dead leaves, to create solar panels. The idea sounds pretty far-fetched, but Mershin says it may be possible to generate solar power by adding chemicals to grass clippings. The result of that would be a paint that could be applied to the rooftop of a house to generate electricity.

Full article: http://www.energyrefuge.com/blog/researcher-finds-solar-p...

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