Meet the World's First Solar Battery

October 4, 2014 3:19 AM

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For the first time, scientists have combined a rechargeable battery with a solar cell to create the world's first solar battery, new research describes.

The hybrid device converts light to electrons inside the battery, improving efficiency to nearly 100 percent. Not to mention that it has the potential to bring down the cost of solar power by 25 percent, according to the lead inventor, Yiying Wu.

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