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Department of Plant Sciences


The  P2P is an architectural prototype which combines living wall, solar panel and plant-BES technology. In the P2P renewable energy in the form of electricity is generated by 14 units (6 aSi-PV solar panels and 8 living wall/plant-BES) as shown below.  Click to enlarge.

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The current output

The P2P has been created to generate electricity.

The current output of each of the 6 aSi-PV solar panels and 8 living wall/plant-BES is shown here. The instant reading of the current output is given by clicking on the link XXXXXX

The computer running at the P2P is not powered  by using the electrical current generated in the hub.