Pokeberries hold secret to affordable solar power worldwide

One of our best healing plants is known for having some other practical uses, in particular, an ink used by civil war soldiers to write their letters. Now, that “ink” coats inexpensive fiber based solar cells to improve their ability to absorb and convert sunlight into power.

Since the plant is found everywhere except Antarctica and it proliferates even during drought and in infertile soils, it can easily be grown in economically depressed areas to help provide cheap power.

Read more about it here.

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About dcoda

An herbalist for over 40 years, ten years spent alone in the Ozark Hurricane Creek Wilderness Preserve, working with its brilliant botanicals. I'm an instructor and co-founder of the Ozark Herbal Academy which offers training in medicinal and edible plants through hands-on workshops and online courses.

Posted on May 1, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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