As the experiments revealed, the hornet utilizes solar power much like a plant and produce electricity. This discovers would revolutionize future solar power harvesting.
Usually plants are using the photosynthesis process to harvest solar energy. Researchers were tried to follow this process for energy production but with no success. This case the hornet shows how efficient it converts the solar energy into electricity. The research opens up a lot of possibilities and there is a hope for other living beings to follow the example and to produce electricity by itself.
From the research activity we have learned that the outer body shell of hornet works by converting its abdomen into tiny solar power cells. Another study has also found that the hornet’s biological solar power harvesting capacity is directly proportional to the intensity of the sun.
You are not the idea how the hornet with its amazing brown grooves split the light into diverging beams and the yellow pigments convert it into electricity. Along with the harvesting solar power, the hornet has its own built in top quality heat pump structure in its body. It is tuned to highest grade of efficiency so while gets more and more busy in the hot summers days it keeps cool its body, difficult to do usually. The hornet also has an acoustic prowess which guides it to build nests in total darkness with a remarkable accuracy and exactness.
The scientists are trying to duplicate the hornet’s body in their effort to easier harvest solar energy for usual electricity production but they have yet to find success. Efforts are still ongoing to refine the model and seek better way to emulate the body for solar power solution. We are waiting for a sooner prototype realization to harvest renewable solar energy better than hornets do.