Research promises green energy by using artificial photosynthesis

April 17, 2015 6:18 AM

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Almost three years have passed since the engineers from Princeton University claimed that they managed to copy the “blueprint” of the leaves to help the production of more efficient solar cells. Solar cell design that has been created inspired by the structure of the leaf surface with a resemblance to the folds and wrinkles. The surface design allows the addition of 47% more power than ordinary solar cells.

In 2015, a group of scientists with funding from the US Department of Energy Office of Science has documented if the results of their recent research on the solar cell system that mimics the process of photosynthesis. Broadly speaking, this system involves bacteria and semiconducting nanowires to cr...

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