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A breath of fresh air in electricity generation

Ohio State University researchers have successfully integrated a battery and solar cell, a major breakthrough in what has traditionally been a technically challenging area of solar battery development.

The ‘air powered’ battery:-

»     ‘Inhales’ during power discharge and ‘exhales’ during recharge

»     Is highly efficient, discharging power during a reaction between potassium and oxygen

»     Uses a flexible, permeable solar panel mesh made from titanium dioxide allowing air to pass freely

between the matrix while the rods capture photons of light

»     Has the potential to –
• Reduce renewable energy costs on the product by up to 25%
• Improve the operating efficiency of solar powered batteries

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