# Approximately what percentage of solar energy falling on a plant is assimilated in photosynthesis?

Feb 13, 2018

1%

#### Explanation:

Out of all the sunlight energy that falls on a plant, only 1% is absorbed by the photosynthetic pigments. This energy is then converted into chemical energy in order to form sugars in dark reactions of photosynthesis. The remaining 99% of solar energy is reflected or transmitted which is then used to evaporate water, heat up soil etc...

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