Solar-Powered Microbes: A Promising Technology to Feed the World

Solar-Powered Microbes

Addressing such rising problems in the agricultural sector solely through traditional ways of farming cannot be enough and might have negative impacts on the environment.

What do microbes mean?

The term “microbes” is generally used for describing different life forms that exist in different characteristics and sizes.

Following are a few examples of microbes:

  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Protists
  • Viruses
  • Archaea

Microbes are said to be beneficial as well as dangerous. It is because certain microbes can cause severe diseases and infections and can even spoil food and other related materials.

New Technology for Producing Protein from Microbes

In the last few years, solar-powered microbes have witnessed several applications in different industries such as bakery, beverages, dairy, and meat.

Companies functioning in the global microbe market have started shifting their focus more toward the adoption of advanced technologies for minimizing the production cost of microorganisms.

In the coming years, this shift is expected to allow solar-powered microbes to enter the market without any challenges. Moreover, this technology will help in reducing the operational costs of the microbes and make them cost-effective options for several commercial applications.

Industry Insight of Solar-Powered Microbes

Solar-powered microbe technology is much more convenient and easier to use. Several countries around the world are constantly increasing their expenses on food containing high nutrients.

Meanwhile, in the Middle East, the largest microbes’ importers are also showing high potential to convert and grow themselves into a multi-million-dollar market.

Key Factors Pushing the Growth of Solar-Powered Microbes Market

  • Increase in government initiatives for promoting the use of solar energy
  • Better efficiency rate of solar-powered microbes
  • Eco-friendly technique of production at the industrial scale

How do solar-powered microbes work?

As per the studies, for producing one kilogram of protein, solar-powered microbes only require 10% of the farming land, even for growing plants such as soybean.

Also, the solar-powered microbes technology is capable of growing plants in the northern climates, having low sunshine, and minimizing the use of fertilizers and water. Moreover, this technology can even be helpful in regions that are not suitable for agriculture, such as deserts.


This technology can help to free-up massive amounts of farming land, thereby reducing the negative impact on the natural ecosystems.

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