Algae Diatom Solar Fuel Cell


Like plants, algae get their energy from photosynthesis, the process in which energy from sunlight is used to convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds. Algae are nature’s most successful organisms in terms of exploiting sunlight. They are significantly more efficient than today’s silicon solar cells, which at best can absorb only about 30% of the sunlight that reaches Earth.  The rest is reflected back or creates excess heat. There is now an alternative to inefficient silicon solar cells, algae diatom fuel cell based solar panels.

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