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'Breathing Battery' Runs on Light and Air - could bring down the cost of solar power by 25 percent

October 4, 2014View for printing

The design converts light to electrons inside the battery, improving efficiency to nearly 100 percent.

As a result, it has the potential to bring down the cost of solar power by 25 percent, according to the lead inventor, Yiying Wu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio State University.

by Tracy Staedter

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