There are many new and innovative ways in which solar energy can be incorporated into our society. One such example is the Bionic Leaf 2.0, created by Harvard Scientists, which converts solar power into liquid fuel. Drawing inspiration from the wonders of nature, the aim of this artificial leaf is to imitate the process of photosynthesis in natural plants but at a higher efficiency.
Hydrogen fuel is produced by placing the Bionic Leaf in water exposed to sunlight, which then separates the hydrogen and oxygen gases. Previous attempts at developing the artificial leaf were met with a number of challenges that hindered efficiency levels. The latest version utilises a different type of catalyst that eliminates these obstacles.
Innovations like this open up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to implementing renewable energy solutions in our businesses and personal lives!
Check out this video to find out more: https://youtu.be/2KRlRhNbxKg