Light from plants

Plant Lamp

Light generated from plants

The delightfully named Plantalámpara — or plant lamp – is a low-cost LED lamp that uses plants and soil as its batteries.

Inspired by real and immediate problems in remote areas of the country, researchers at Peru’s Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) have developed this remarkable piece of technology which actually draws its power from the microorganisms in the soil that are released by plants as they grow.

 

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