Efficient Biohybrid Solar Cells with Spinach

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A group from Vanderbilt University, lead by Professor David Cliffel, claims that a protein found in spinach, called PS1, when combined with silicon found in solar panels to form a biohybrid cell, end up being 2.5 times more efficient than cells lacking the protein. The reaction was first discovered decades ago, but hasn’t been explored in detail until just recently. [via technabob]