Plants absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen during the process of photosynthesis. If artificial method is used to control the process of producing current, it can accumulate electricity from plants, and provide electricity for people’s life and industry. In the battery, when it is irradiated by sunlight, it produces electricity, and studies show that the cells made of chlorophyll can convert 30% of the solar energy into electricity. The researchers set some electrodes in some potted plants to collect the amount of electricity that plants produce during photosynthesis. At present, a pot of 1m ferns can produce 100W electricity and produce nearly 1 degrees of electricity per day on sunny days.

Japanese researchers verify the feasibility of plant chlorophyll power generation

Mix the extraction of chlorophyll and lecithin from spinach leaves , coated on a transparent tin oxide crystal sheet, use it as a positive pole placed in a transparent battery.  When it is exposed to sunlight, will produce current. Studies have shown that solar cells made from chlorophyll can convert 30% of solar energy into electrical energy.


Power generation is not sustainable. Because the chlorophyll and lecithin used for making batteries are large molecular organic compounds extracted from plants, which can be easily decomposed after leaving the living environment of plants, thus losing the effect of absorbing solar energy.