Scientists have successfully used transmission electron microscopy (typically used to study wet environments) in rechargeable battery research. This is great news for the solar light industry in that it will pave the way for more efficient and effective uses for electricity storage units (i.e.: “rechargeable batteries”). Why, you may ask, is this important for a product that has existed for decades? The answer is simple. The more efficient the battery, the less materials they will require and the longer they will last. This is a win-win scenario for natural resource conservation and user autonomy.
Researchers using the new application have been able to build a battery so small that several of these efficient units could fit on the face of a US dime. An incredible power source that can feed the needed juices to light up solar light LEDs around your home (new lights are sure to follow with the every-evolving capacity of solar panels) where the whole light may literally be the size of a quarter with the coming age of nanotechnology. Efficient solar lights are available right now that will surely add that needed light around your gardens, and the market is soon to swell with even more crowd-pleasing products as scientists bring us into the new age of self-sufficiency off of an outdated electricity grid.