- Sunlight is captured by a solar panel on top of the battery, which generates the 20 percent energy savings. The solar panel is a solid sheet dye-sensitized solar cell..
- But part of the magic happens inside the battery, which is using a water-based electrolyte, classifying it as an aqueous flow battery. Water circulates inside the battery.
- According to the team, it’s the first aqueous flow battery with solar capability and has potential applications in electric cars as well as grid-scale solar energy conversion.
Solar Battery Breakthrough Yields 20 Percent Energy Savings
8. 3. 15 by Kif Leswing