Searches to produce electricity from the vegetables through the conversion of light energy into electrochemical
The cartoon Popeye taught us, in a playful way, what could be the nutritional value of spinach. But that these herbs could become a useful source for the production of clean electricity no one could ever imagine, except perhaps for a team of American researchers.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have started from a point: the spinach contain Photosystem1, a photo-synthetic protein capable of converting light into electrochemical energy. A series of experiments has allowed us to develop a technique capable of combining the protein in question with the silicon, the material present in solar cells.