Russians claim to have invented solar and star powered battery

Posted on Monday, May 29 2006 @ 13:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Russian scientists claims to have invented a new battery that captures solar energy as well as from the stars.
"The scientists have successfully created a new substance," Valentin Samoilov announced, "thanks to which this battery can work on earth, independently of meteorological conditions, using solar and stellar energy.

"This is a battery like no other," Samoilov, who head's the Institute's center for applied research, told the Itar-Tass news agency, explaining that it could function 24 hours a day and was twice as effective as an ordinary solar panel at converting light into electricity.
They also say it's cheaper than a regular solar panel. More info over at PhysOrg.

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