P2_6 Solar Leaf

Josh Nixon, Samuel Carter, Hannah Lyons, Rachael O'Sullivan


This paper explores the reality of a gigantic photosynthetic surface with the goal of fulfilling the
human species energy requirements. We determined that an area of approximately 3000 km2 would suffice in producing enough energy to power the planet for 1 year. Via a comparison to solar panels we suggest that this area or perhaps even smaller covered with modern solar panels could truly power the planet. However further research into this is certainly required.

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