Self-Sustaining Solar Panel Creates Energy From Bacteria In Dirt

Self-Sustaining Solar Panel Creates Energy From Bacteria In Dirt
Design

Microbes break down plant nutrients to release electrons that are used to create an electrical current.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 25 february 2014

A bio-photovoltaic panel installed at the Valldaura campus of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) consists of a battery that produces energy from bacteria in the soil around it.

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