The Powerplant

The Powerplant is an indoor lighting device that is powered by a microbial battery built into the soil of the plant it houses. My goal was to create an energy efficient, educational light that teaches consumers about the possibilities of bioenergy. The Powerplant is able to produce power to light three bright white LEDs.

What if the traditional power plants that feed us electricity could be replaced by large scale Powerplants?

I conducted all of the research necessary to build a functioning prototype. I really enjoyed working on this project because it forced me to step outside of my comfort zone, get my hands dirty and do some soldering.