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Senior design team wins $90K EPA grant for spinach-powered solar cell

by Apr. 25, 2012, 10:19 AM

At the Eighth Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, a team of Vanderbilt engineering seniors won the Marketplace Innovation Award, Student Choice Award and a $90,000 Phase II grant from the EPA for a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes expensive silicon wafers with a protein derived from spinach.

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