Solar Energy From Plants

 

 

Oddly enough, it takes solar energy to grow plants but.......... plants may also be able to produce solar energy in return.

Scientists say that the sun sends enough energy to Earth in just one hour to meet all humanity's needs for an entire year.

So scientists are trying to develop versions of the pigment structures that plants use to produce energy.

In the meantime we can all harness solar energy in some unusual and unexpected ways.

Sources:

http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=1657072006

http://www.apluswriting.net/environment/solargifts.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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