Gallery: LEAF POWER: Artificial Glass Leaves Produce Energy via Transpi...

 

Everyone knows that trees combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide out of the air. Now, plant leaves are tackling global warming in another way — by serving as models for a technology that produces clean, renewable power. UC Berkeley researcher Michel Maharbiz, has worked with other scientists to develop an alternative energy system based on transpiration, a natural process where trees pull water from roots to tops, with liquid eventually evaporating off of the leaves. The system relies on artificial glass leaves to generate a steady stream of energy and is yet another example of biomimicry at work.

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  1. Tafline Laylin July 4, 2012 at 6:30 am

    We recommend you contact Maharbiz Research Group for further information. The link is at the end of the article. Thank you!

  2. pastelguy July 4, 2012 at 12:32 am

    From MIS information how to have our own.is it expensive?And how big was it? we wish for affordable ones

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