Regenerating Solar Cell

Tagged: Solar-Powered, Technology
Source: Jared Maynard - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 6 weeks ago

Why do I get the feeling they used the DNA of the energizer bunny?

"Compared to some of the best devices on the market today, the systems cells used to harvest sunlight during photosynthesis aren't very efficient. But they do have two major advantages. Since life evolved to rely on some of the most abundant elements around—primarily carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen—producing more of them and recycling damaged components is incredibly simple. It also partially eliminates the manufacturing issues, since bacteria will happily pump out more of the light-harvesting proteins each time they divide. That doesn't mean there's a requirement for some hardware to support the proteins, but this is generally simpler and cheaper than the hardware used to harvest light." | more



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Joined: 12/31/2000
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The race to harvest the sun ;)

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