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Solar cells made from grass clippings

Grass solar power

Imagine painting your roof with solar cells made from grass clippings?

An MIT reseacher called Andreas Mershin has found a way to make solar cells by mixing agricultural waste with a stew of inexpensive chemicals.

Installing a solar roof on your home could one day be as simple as mowing your lawn, mixing in some chemicals and painting the mixture on your roof.

Read the full article at Popular Science.

The Competition
The competition

We asked Australian students to make a video or convince us in writing about their BIG ideas for a sustainable energy future.

Check out the fantastic videos we received, all about sustainable energy solutions!

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For teachers

Explore the fascinating science edging us closer to low carbon living. This fun, flexible project includes easy-to-use ICT, oodles of resources and FREE lesson plans from CSIRO Education.

Links to Australian curriculum, plus NAPLAN rehearsal.

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