Moss Table Converts Electricity Through Photosynthesis

Most of us are used to sticking our plugs into electrical outlets, but what if we could use household plants as an alternative power source? Biophotovoltaics believes that this idea is well within our reach and created an innovative concept called the Moss Table. Energy is created through the process of photosynthesis, where electrons are captured through conductive fibers, and chemical energy is converted into electrical energy.

What's even more impressive is that the moss table can already produce enough electricity to power smaller devices. Scientists predict that future Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology will soon be able to power larger ones.

Biophotovoltaics website
via [Inhabitat]

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Comment by D. Kramer on June 27, 2012 at 2:34am

This cannot work! BUT would be so nice!

Comment by Lincoln L H Ho on June 26, 2012 at 3:41pm

Cool concept. The light could even power itself. Issue with this is that plants and moss are usually went. Plants are living, and could get the electrodes dirty or erode it completely. After maybe half a year I think this would be inoperable, like those solar patio lights.

Comment by Kevin Chung on May 3, 2012 at 5:10pm

Comment by Kevin Chung on May 3, 2012 at 5:10pm

Very cool idea!

Comment by Annie on May 3, 2012 at 3:01pm

Killing so many birds with one stone! You have a house plant, a side table and a lamp! Perfect for small spaces...and its energy efficient too!! This thing is awesome! I hope they go through with this concept.


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