HERE COMES A SOLAR CELL PRODUCING ENERGY FROM PLANTS This discovery may lead to a new generation of solar panel, cheaper and more sustainable

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This is great a discovery for eco-sustainability, here comes the third generation solar cell that “acts naturally” and produces energy from plants’ colors. A team of Italian researcher of the Institute for chemical and physic process of the National Council of Researches (Ipcf-Cnr), the Graphene Labs of the Italian technology Institute (LIT), and Tor Vergata University of Rome. They created an electro-chemical cell that is perfectly eco-sustainable and is cheap. Scientists are involved in developing solar cells that capture energy through photosynthesis of natural colorants.

“The research is focused on solar cells of Gratzel” said Gaetano di Marco of Ipcf-Cnr. “The possibility to collect and transform solar energy using photosynthesis – explains Giuseppe Calogero of Ipcf-Cnr – tries to imitate nature, although mother nature has been doing it for tons of years”.

“The opportunity to use colorants of food wastes to transform solar energy – said Francesco Bonaccorso – could lead to solar cells cheaper and cheaper, but also eco-sustainable.

Transaltion provided by Mary Ann D’Costa

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