Photosynthesis, the ability of plants to create food from water and carbon dioxide with the help of the sun, has drawn the interest of scientists, who have wished to ape the process, for a long time. Now they may have done it. Late last week the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced that it made a breakthrough in creating artificial photosynthesis by creating a nanoforest.
SunEdison aims to grow its South American presence with a 50-megawatt solar farm in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
The proposed project is expected to cost $120 million to develop and the power could be sold at prevailing electricity prices, according to a proposal from the company.