30 Nov '15, 11am

Innovative plant lamps draw energy from dirt and vegetation to light remote villages

Innovative plant lamps draw energy from dirt and vegetation to light remote villages

of Peru have a problem: many of them don’t have access to a reliable electrical grid, making it difficult for residents to light their homes after dark. Families are forced to use harmful kerosene lamps for illumination, releasing unhealthy fumes and putting their homes at risk of fire. Now, researchers at Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) have found a solution: “plant lamps” that draw power from dirt and vegetation.

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