Vegetable waste solar panel
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Point of wisdom: solar energy

“Recycling is good for the environment…”

Vegetable waste can also be made into solar panels! A student invented a new type of solar cell technology based on crop waste, which can absorb and convert ultraviolet rays so that solar panels can generate electricity on cloudy days. It is not only more environmentally friendly than current silicon solar, but also has a wider range of uses.

At present, the common blue solar panels are silicon crystalline materials, from silicon materials, silicon rods, silicon wafer slicing to battery manufacturing, and there are many high-pollution processes. In addition, the solar conversion spectrum of silicon crystal only falls in the visible light range of 400 to 700 nanometers (nm), and the longer infrared and shorter ultraviolet rays cannot be absorbed. Therefore, the conversion efficiency of solar panels has its limitations. Unable to generate electricity.

Maige, a student from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Mapua University in the Philippines, developed new technology by crushing and filtering vegetable and fruit waste to extract bioluminescent particles that can convert ultraviolet light. This material can be attached to the original structure or the surface of the object, absorb ultraviolet light and convert it into visible light, thereby generating electricity.

MEG’s invention won the first sustainable development award at the James Dyson Award. He said: “I hope to use natural resources to create a better environment-friendly energy that is closer to people’s lives, and to achieve a sustainable development. A sustainable, regenerative future.”


Speaking of energy, nature certainly has unlimited energy for human use, but if human beings squander and waste energy unscrupulously and do not know how to save energy, energy will be exhausted one day. Modern scientists have warned that the oil stored on the earth can only be used by humans for about 50 years. After 50 years, there will be no oil. How to generate electricity? Without electricity, the machines in the factory cannot operate, and the air-conditioners, refrigerators, and televisions in the home cannot be used. So what should humans do? Therefore, energy exploration has always been the top priority of all countries.

Now countries around the world generally attach importance to resource recycling. Resource recycling is not only beneficial to environmental protection, but also recycling and reuse of resources can turn waste into resources. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for many people in society to pick up tatters and engage in resource recovery to get rich. Therefore, people should also strengthen their awareness in this regard, on the one hand, not to waste excessively, on the other hand, to better and systematically recover resources.

In the heart

The energy of the world is in nature, but the real energy is in our hearts. There is a saying in the scriptures: “The heart is like a painter, able to paint all kinds of things.” The heart can help us plan and control the world. The so-called misfortune, good and evil in the world are all controlled by the energy of the heart, so we should develop the energy of the heart, which is the most important task. Each of us is an expert in energy extraction. As long as we know how to seek ourselves, face all kinds of external scarcity with the right attitude, and each one does a little bit more, we will definitely be able to create a new situation and do something for our environment. Make the best contribution.

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