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InnoBlog: Bio-solar cells redefine how we see sustainability

One of the current greatest technological challenges is to develop renewable technology that will sustain the needs of humankind for energy generation and production. However, due to the ever-increasing demand for energy, there’s been an energy crisis where the demand has exceeded the supply. As I am currently studying a programme that focuses on the renewable energy, I came across a technology called bio-Solar cells and I would like to share some of my impressions with you!


What is a bio-solar cell?

Bio-solar cells use photosynthetic organisms to produce bioelectricity. I find this highly interesting because electricity generation is possible through photosynthesis from microorganisms such as Cyanobacteria to even Spinach leaves! These reactions involve the generation and release of electrons which flow through an external circuit to produce electricity.