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Cori is a multimedia journalist and digital producer for AgFunderNews. With a background in environmental engineering and sociocultural anthropology, her work focuses on the intersection of environmental science, finance and social interest. Cori holds her M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. You can follow her on twitter @coricapik.

Bio-PV Cell Breakthrough May Mean Cheaper, Flexible Solar Energy Panels

Solar panel lovers and skeptics, there’s a new ray of hope for developing more efficient, cheaper cells to capture the sun’s energy. And, it’s using plant’s photosyntesis.

 

Scientists from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany have discovered how to make a biophotovoltaic cell–or a solar cell that uses plant science to convert sunlight into energy–run more efficiently than any biocell seen before.