14 Oct '12, 2pm

Spinach: The Key to Powerful Solar Cells? - Solar Feeds via @solarfeeds

Spinach: The Key to Powerful Solar Cells? - Solar Feeds via @solarfeeds

Spinach: The Key to Powerful Solar Cells? Tweet Remember when your parents used to pester you about eating your spinach? Even Popeye touted spinach as a great way to pump up those biceps. Well, it looks as though they were right. Spinach is proving to be a valuable green. And not just for your body, but for environmental science as well! There are reports that the photosynthetic protein in spinach, combined with silicon, results in a solar cell that produces considerably more electrical current than any previous “biohybrid” solar cells . The combination was tested as part of a research project at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Environmental blog, CleanTechnica.com quotes David Cliffel . He’s associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt and participated in the project: “This combination produces current levels almost 1,000 times higher than we were able to...

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