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‘biohybrid solar panel’

EPA awards $90,000 to senior design team to further develop spinach powered solar cell

Apr. 24, 2012—Team also wins Marketplace Innovation Award and Student Choice Award Earth Day 2012 proved exceptionally green for a Vanderbilt University team of five engineering seniors who designed a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes a protein from spinach for expensive silicon wafers that are energy intensive to produce, and is capable of producing electricity. The team...

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Engineering seniors design a bio-inspired solar cell with EPA funding

Nov. 11, 2011—A team of Vanderbilt engineering seniors has been awarded $15,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to design a nature inspired large-scale solar cell.  The students, under the guidance of Kane Jennings, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, participating in this interdisciplinary senior design project...

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