Tinted Solar Panel Farms Can Grow Food While Generating Electricity

Tinted Solar Panel Farms Can Grow Food While Generating Electricity
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Specially made tinted solar panels could be used to allow land to generate electricity around the same time as growing crops, researchers in the UK and Italy have claimed. Orange-colored solar panels absorb specific wavelengths of light for energy generation, at the same time as allowing wavelengths needed for plant growth to pass through. The team claims that their system allows farmers to make more of a financial profit out of their lands and even grow food with superior nutritional value. Paolo Bombelli, a biochemist at the University of Cambridge , and his colleagues tested semi-transparent, orange-tinted solar panels […]

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