Solar Greenhouses with Magenta Panes can Generate Electricity and Grow Crops Simultaneously

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Now, this is very interesting!

Electricity-generating solar greenhouses are outfitted with transparent roof panels embedded with magenta luminescent dye that absorbs light and transfers energy to narrow photovoltaic strips, where electricity is produced. A new study shows that this novel technology, which has the potential to take greenhouses offline, didn't interfere with plant growth or production.

The first crops of cucumbers and tomatoes cultivated inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those grown in conventional greenhouses, indicating that "smart" greenhouses hold significant potential for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.

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