06 Feb '12, 1am

Very Cool Technology - Solar Cells Made from Glass Clippings via @Care2

MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has invented a method for creating solar cells for solar panels from the photosynthesizing molecules in grass clippings and dead leaves . Called photosystem I, these molecules contains chlorophyll, and can be mixed onto a flat piece of glass with zinc oxide nanowires and titanium oxide, which absorb and transmit electricity. Using his method, the conventional photovoltaic cells are replaced with the plant-based mixture. Right now, the amount of electricity generated by his ‘electric nanoforest’ is very small and needs to be increased tenfold to become a useful form of solar power. However, he hopes other researchers will take his new plant-based technology and improve it, so eventually people will be able to use their grass clippings, dead leaves or other plant waste and place it in a plastic bag containing the right chemicals in order to cre...

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