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Using plants to charge cellphones?

Discussion in 'How To Save Energy' started by sumi, May 11, 2016.

  1. May 11, 2016
    sumi

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    I would buy one. Heck, with the forest I have, I could use a whole house model! One of my morning chores could be watering my generator!
     
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    sumi

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    That sounds wonderful, water your generator :)
     
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    It looks like the idea has been around for quite a while ( the first battery made using soil was in 1830) so I figure that it must not be feasible for large scale. I like the idea of charging the cell phone though, and even more the idea of the houseplant generating enough electricity to power its' own grow light!
     
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    sumi

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    Now that would awesome….

    I wonder now, if is was not feasible as in not a big enough money spinner? In SA we had the electricity supplier (who is spectacularly failing to meet the demand btw) arguing that wind generated electricity is not worth the cost and won't work… Yeah, right.
     
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    That is exactly what I meant by not feasible. It obviously works... but maybe it cost just a tad too much per KWH to tempt the power companies.
     
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    Money talks…
     

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