Plants vs Solar Panels: Which is better at capturing solar energy? | We The Curious

Photosynthesis or photovoltaics? Leaves or solar panels? Which is better at capturing the energy from sunlight? Heather and Beth of the Live Science Team investigate the similarities and differences between these two processes, both powered by the Sun.

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This video was presented by: Heather Nichol and Beth Cotterell, Live Science Team.
Produced by: Ross Exton, Live Science Video Producer


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