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Innovative news material from rotting fruit could turn buildings into vertical energy-producing solar farms

It sounds like something out of science fiction: a new material made from waste that captures the sun’s ultraviolet rays and converts it into renewable energy.

Made from fruit and vegetable waste, the material uses naturally occurring light-emitting particles that capture ultraviolet light and then emit energy in the form of visible light. Combined with photovoltaic (PV) cells, they can generate solar energy even on cloudy days.

The particles are embedded in a flexible resin that can be molded onto the exterior of …

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