'Breathing Battery' Runs on Light and Air

October 3, 2014 7:35 PM

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A typical solar power set up runs like this: Photovoltaic panels capture sunlight and convert it into electricity used to run electronics. Any excess electricity is stored on a battery for use later.

Unfortunately, the process for transferring electrons from a solar panel to a battery is hugely inefficient. Typically, only 80 percent of electrons make it.

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