Playing Soccer in the park, my Friend shoot it hard into the Pond which was filled with Slimmy substances .i.e Green Algae, no one was ready to step inside the dirty water filled with slimy substances and made Yuky faces, but I somehow took the courage and decide to step inside the pond, it was an awful and pathetic experience, but reaching home frustrated beyond belief is what brought upon the inspiration for this project. It made a thought about how we can use this waste and can try to convert it into Green Gold Then during our Research, we found something unbelievable, Algae is a climate Hero, leading us to the verge of Revolution _ that can Change the world in Positive Ways_
What it does 🤔
Algae Power Nature Provides the Solution to Tackle with1/17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world, i.e. (A) GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy and this can be done using Algae more effectively and conveniently.
Unveiling the Environmental Challenges: The Hidden Realities of Silicon Solar Panels
The current state of solar photovoltaic technology reveals a troubling truth - it falls short of its green and clean image. Our in-depth investigation into silicon-based solar panels has shed light on their dark side, leaving us astounded by the findings.
Cleaning: The maintenance of solar panels necessitates the use of freshwater, as dry cleaning solutions prove inadequate in addressing common issues like hard spots, layers of cement, and dust prevalent in both urban and rural areas. The careless use of freshwater in this context exposes a lack of understanding and responsibility on the part of humans. It is disconcerting to witness individuals who drive petrol cars, enjoy the comfort of air conditioners, and yet label themselves as proponents of green energy. Furthermore, it is essential to acknowledge that access to clean drinking water remains a luxury in numerous parts of the world. Given the finite nature of our resources and the global water crisis, how can we justify unchecked consumption?
Emissions: The production of solar panels demands a significant amount of energy, often relying on the extraction, processing, and assembly of new materials, which are deeply intertwined with our fossil fuel-based economy. This contradiction underscores our continued dependence on non-renewable resources. Additionally, the usage of toxic chemicals such as hydrochloric acid (HCl) for solar panel cleaning can lead to severe environmental repercussions if not adequately treated before disposal.
It is crucial to recognize that the sustainability of silicon solar panels is far more complex than it initially appears. Before we can genuinely classify them as green energy sources, we must confront and address the environmental consequences associated with their production and maintenance. By doing so, we can pave the way for a truly sustainable energy future. REFERENCES from here from here
Leveraging Algae's Sunlight Absorption: Pioneering Affordable and Clean Energy Solutions
We have identified a crucial characteristic of algae—their exceptional ability to absorb over 80% of sunlight for photosynthesis, enabling them to convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and food. Recognizing the correlation between sunlight absorption and food production, we have devised innovative solutions to address the pressing challenge of affordable and clean energy.
Introducing Algae Solar Panels: Groundbreaking Approaches
1.1 E. coli Method for Solar Cells: Our novel approach, the E. coli method, revolutionizes solar cell production, surpassing the efficiency and sustainability of conventional alternatives. This cutting-edge technique involves the genetic engineering of E. coli bacteria to synthesize a natural dye that efficiently captures sunlight and converts it into electrical energy. This dye is skillfully coated onto a semiconductor material, such as titanium dioxide, resulting in highly efficient solar cells capable of generating electricity from sunlight.
1.2 Organic Photovoltaics Method (OPVs): Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) represent a compelling category of solar cells that utilize organic materials to convert sunlight into electricity. These advanced solar cells consist of two layers—an electron donor material and an electron acceptor material. When exposed to sunlight, electrons within the donor material become energized and transition to the acceptor material, facilitating an electron flow that can be harnessed to produce electricity.
Enhancing Innovations to Optimize Results
A. Leveraging Hydrogels for Algae Viability: To ensure optimal algae viability throughout the solar panel manufacturing process, we propose integrating hydrogels. These specialized materials provide a nurturing environment for algae growth, enabling us to maximize their productivity within the solar panels.
B. Employing 3D Printers for Algae Panels: By harnessing the potential of state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, we are poised to manufacture algae panels of unparalleled precision and durability. This approach ensures the creation of structurally sound and highly efficient solar panels, surpassing the performance of any existing solutions in the market.
Through the amalgamation of these innovative techniques with our creative ideas, we envision a future where algae-based solar panels play a pivotal role in delivering affordable and clean energy solutions. This paradigm shift in solar panel technology holds immense potential for a sustainable energy future.
Challenges we ran into
The lack of Research Labs for doing Experiments and The financial help was the biggest challenge that we ran into to implement the experiment for Algae solar panels,
Accomplishments that we're proud of 👍
Algae solar panels are what we are proud of very much, it's very unique idea if Implemented can be beneficial in many ways to Nature and Humanity as well, with Fewer carbon footprints and more budget-friendly
What we learned 🧠
We learning that What we consider as waste is GREEN GOLD for the Future, and can create a revolution, which is sitting quietly on some surface of the water, I learned that we should never underestimate anything in life, any small things can do better if we find the right potential in everything "Look DEEP Into Nature you will get your Answers "
What's Next for Algae Power Nature 🔨
Looking for Some Guidance and Help from Industries Experts to help us to build Algae Panels, and Mentorship will really what we looking for, Our goal is very clear to Focus on Algae Panels, Requrire Founding, and Mentoring for building this wonderful Project