Posts from 22nd September 2004

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Sep 04

Stop eating your spinach — the future of hydro may depend on it

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Stop eating your spinach — the future of hydro may depend on it

Spinach Could Power Better Solar Cells

They report a light-to-electrical efficiency of 12%, which in itself isn’t bad. I believe that’s not atypical even for “conventional” solar cells. The main problem is the chemical stability of their cells. A solar cell isn’t very practical if it disintegrates every three weeks.

We could see a lot more research like this in the next few years. Understanding the dynamics of light-harvesting organic materials are a hot topic amongst biochemists these days.