Solar Panels are a popular means of capturing the radiation of Sun and make use of that energy for various purposes. From providing electricity in homes, to being used as fuel for automobiles, the Sun’s radiation captivators have proved to be a promising technology.
Did you know that recently scientists have invented a battery that works on solar energy?
It is certain that you are still unaware of this ne technology.
The researchers of Ohio State University have made a jaw dropping discovery and have claimed it to be a revolutionary breakthrough in applied sciences. The combination is the combination of a cell that captures the light energy and a battery that stores the captured electrons. Professor Yiying Wu, the lead researcher announced his invention as the “solar battery “and declared it to be the first of its kind.
The battery, as detailed by the inventors, includes a solar panel cell and a battery. The panel consists of a mesh of titanium crystals placed on titanium gauze. The radiation that is absorbed through the crystals helps in the exchange of electrons between the cell and the battery. The gauze serves as a base for the passage of air.
The internal system of the battery is based on three electrodes. The first of which being the titanium crystals, the second electrode is the sheet of carbon and the third terminal is provided by lithium plates place below the carbon sheet. The light rays that are captured by crystals generate electrons that oxidize the lithium peroxide thus liberating free oxygen and lithium ions that are stored in the battery. However, when it comes to consuming the energy, the battery absorbs air to form lithium peroxide after reacting with lithium plates.
Wu further added that the battery is a breathing battery, because it breathes in air when it discharges and breathes out when it charges.
Nevertheless, the attempt was made to reduce the loss of electrons transferred to the battery storage after generating through the solar panels as depicted previously with the system that was using solar panels and batteries separately. Normally the system loses 20 percent of the power while transferring electrons from the site of capturing to the site of storage. However, with this invention 100 percent of the electrons produced are utilized and so the device created has proved to be more efficient.
The team is trying to commercialize their invention so that the masses can benefit.