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Real Green Energy – plants power LED bulbs

The future of green energy might be greener than most people think. A team of researchers have discovered that green plants can actually generate enough power to light up LED light bulbs opening the way for an intriguing future of very green energy. Super green if you will.

Upon further study, researchers also discovered that a hybrid tree, made of both real and artificial leaves, can be set up as a generator that even converts wind power. A single leaf can power 100 LED bulbs as it creates more than 150 volts. The hybrid tree has the potential for even more power and the although at this stage, the plant is very small, but the project can be scaled up.

It’s still in research stages but the plan is to use this to power robots. Making bio-robots for the biopunk future we all really want. But it would be nice if cities were powered with fields of green plants, what a future that would be.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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