forget glass, solar panels could soon be made from grass: moss-powered clock demonstrates how plants can supply our homes with energy
But a researcher came up with a new idea that could be more than everyone else --
Bio solar panels working 24 hours.
By using the electrons produced by plants such as Moss, he says, he can create useful energy that can be used at home or elsewhere.
Dr. Paul bompele will present his research as part of the pint Science Festival held in 50 cities in nine countries in May 20.
His idea is simple.
By connecting plants to electronic devices
The chemical system, he was able to utilize the waste electrons and energy generated during photosynthesis.
The results are very effective.
He demonstrated how the smartphone is.
The size of the Moss can be used to power the digital clock. An A4-
Area of size of leaves-
About 93 square inches (
On a typical sunny day, four AA batteries can be charged in an hour.
Dr. bompele said his inspiration came from the film matrix.
In the film, he explained, they tried to generate electricity, electricity from humans.
Although the concept is a bit rough, it is actually correct.
But if you get electrons from photosynthesis, there may be less ethical issues than humans.
The required equipment is also relatively simple.
Cable, some water and a factory.
At present, Dr. Bombelli is trying to find a way to increase the \"flow\" of electrons emitted by plants, thus providing more energy.
He told the Daily Mail that if we could crack the problem, we would get a very large amount of electron flux and then we would be able to make a bio solar panel.
For example, he said that one could install such a panel on the roof to power certain appliances in the home.
The goal is to generate up to five watts per square meter (11 square feet).
In contrast, solar panels generate 150 to 200 watts of electricity per square meter.
However, the use is not just at home.
Dr. Bombelli said that in areas where people do not have access to energy, bio-solar panels can be used for tasks such as planting crops.
One can see how to build a simple system, unlike solar panels that require technical expertise to be repaired, bio solar panels can be easily repaired.
It is not too difficult to assemble one, he explained.
To prove how useful this technology is, Dr. Bombelli is preparing to deploy a plant --
The dynamics of London Zoo.
In the next four to eight weeks, a mossy-driven trap camera will be installed, and finally images of wildlife can be taken with the same camera.
He pointed out that the technology has limitations: its mobility is not very strong compared to other renewable sources, and its power output is also very low.
Still, he believes this could be part of a \"renewable technology portfolio\" for power generation.
\'We don\'t think the world will be driven by this technology, but it can work, \'he said.