Artificial leaf to improve solar power?

Tree leaves are good at providing shade, but could they also provide insight into how to produce abundant energy?  Well according to a team of international scientists, the answer is “yes,” as leaves have been churning out energy by soaking in the sun’s rays for millennia. As reported in Energy and Environment Daily, these scientists are attempting to produce artificial leaves that could do much the same thing as their natural counterparts by copying the process where chlorosomes work to create photosynthesis.  If successful, the newly manufactured leaves would create energy much more efficiently than current solar photovoltaic technology, and best of all, they wouldn’t need to be raked every October either.

 

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