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Scientists Discover How To Use Entire Solar Spectrum To Sustain Life On Earth

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To feed more than 10 billion people on Earth three generations from now, we’re going to need a whole lot more electricity, purified water, heating capacity, and crop production. To do so sustainably will require harnessing massive amounts of renewable energy. 

Thankfully for us, the solar spectrum may be just the ticket. A new concept put forth by scientists seeks to meet energy, food, and water needs of a “full Earth” by harnessing different parts of sunlight’s spectrum, Phys.org reports.