Israeli researchers have successfully produced electricity from plants in a study by the Director of the Renewable Energy Laboratory at the Faculty of Science at Tel Aviv University, Professor Iftach Yacoby announced on Tuesday.
“All green plants contain real ‘solar panels’. They know how to capture a ray of light and transform it into a current of electrons. This is the very meaning of photosynthesis: using sunlight to produce a current electric,” the professor told Hebrew media.
Professor Yacoby estimates, however, that it will still be “10 to 15 years” before this system can be marketed and commercialized for public consumption.
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