Elements S3 • E12

Scientists’ Crazy Plan to Power Solar Panels with E. Coli





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Published on Sep 11, 2018

New biogenic solar cells could be cheaper and more efficient than current solar technology. Here’s how they work.

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“Theirs is not the first experimental biogenic solar cell, but it’s different from the others — and it produced a more powerful current, they said. Also, it works as well in dim light as in bright light.”

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies
“With further development, these solar cells--called 'biogenic' because they are made of living organisms--could become as efficient as the synthetic cells used in conventional solar panels.”

A Biogenic Photovoltaic Material
“This work lays strong foundations for the development of bio‐PV materials and next‐generation organic optoelectronics that are green, inexpensive, and easy to manufacture.”


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