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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 team demos spinach powered solar cell at EPA competition in D.C.

Apr. 20, 2012—Five Vanderbilt engineering seniors will be on the National Mall tomorrow through Monday demonstrating a solar panel that uses spinach to capture and convert the sun’s energy to electricity. The Vanderbilt team is one of 45 university and college teams from across the country competing in Phase II of the People, Prosperity and the Planet...

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