Solar-powered portable batteries
By February 19th, 2009Thursday, February 19, 2009 15:22 on
A new discovery shows that the batteries can be charged very easily by their exposure to sunlight. The inventor Knut Karlsen recently developed the SunCat batteries that are wrapped in flexible photovoltaic panels and will slowly recharge when left to bask in the sun.
The SunCat batteries developed by Karlsen have attached 1.8V flexible photovoltaic cells onto 1.5V NiMH rechargeable batteries, which captures energy from the sun, charging the battery. Karlsen plans to continue to tweak the batteries, adding capacitors to charge the batteries more efficiently.
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