Artificial Photosynthesis Could Soon Be Key To Widespread Adoption Of Renweables

March 11, 2015 6:06 PM

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Artificial Photosynthesis Could Soon Be Key To Widespread Adoption Of Renweables

Solar and wind power have one thing in common besides being renewable: When the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, they don’t generate electricity. But artificial photosynthesis may someday help change that.

Battery storage is being developed as a way to feed renewable power onto the power grid regardless of the weather or the time of day, to lessen reliance on carbon-emitting fossil fuels. But some scientists are looking to plants and trees for another solution — using a man-made leaf that can turn sol...

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