Solar Air Battery Shows Improved Performance with New Design

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Researchers at The Ohio State University have reported a new milestone in the development of their solar air battery which was debuted last fall.

They report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society that their patent-pending design–which combines a solar cell and a battery into a single device–now achieves a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries.

The 20 percent comes from sunlight, which is captured by a unique solar panel on top of the battery, explained Yiying Wu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio State

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Originally published August 4, 2015.

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