In addition to making plants into capacitors, the scientists also made fuel cells that work inside plants to turn their sugars into energy.
A team of students from the University of Central Florida has developed a flexible supercapacitor that has the ability to store a significant amount of energy and could be recharged without much degrading. This supercapacitor is said to have the ability to store so much energy it would not require recharging in less than a week. Also, it is quite efficient to the point that it could store energy to its full capacity with not much waiting time.
In all, she is just a teenage, but unlikely most teens, Esha Khare, a 12th grade student of Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, can boast having captured not only one of the top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, but also the attention of Google.