What are the alternatives to solar panels? 

The scientific community is searching for ways to
generate unlimited energy, and now researchers have found a method to utilize
artificial photosynthesis, in which plants generate energy for themselves.
According to media reports, the procedure for artificial photosynthesis has
been discovered in new research, in which scientists have successfully replicated
the natural process of photosynthesis to produce methane. 

To produce an abundant source of fuel from this energy,
only water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight are needed. Researchers outlined their
new findings in a paper published in ACS Engineering. They explained that if
the measurement is taken, this artificial photosynthesis using solar panels
could be an endless and clean energy alternative, which many researchers have been striving to discover over decades. 


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The team of researchers, led by a scientist and Kazunari
Domen, successfully created a system that takes things one step further by
using solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gas and then closely
mimicking the system used by plants. In other words, carbon dioxide is
absorbed, and the energy obtained from the sun is stored in methane. 

Experts
further mentioned that this is a system very similar to solar panels but with a
significant difference. Instead of using solar energy and storing it, we’ve
used the same system as photosynthesis in plants to generate energy. However,
increasing the mentioned system to meet the demands of a city is more
challenging. The team discussed the obstacles and potential solutions in their
published study.