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Department of Plant Sciences


about 03Biological Photovoltaic Cells (BPV)

BPV Cells offer an exciting opportunity to use algae to harvest sunlight and generate electricity.

Algae-powered BPV cells work like a conventional battery.

Sunlight can be captured by algae and used as a source of renewable energy.

Advantages compared to conventional solar panels, these are cheap, green, long lasting, environmentally friendly, and easy to manufacture!