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Ohio State chemists invented the world’s first solar battery—Ask them anything!

When it comes to capturing solar energy, you could say that chemists at The Ohio State University “thought outside the battery”—or, rather, inside it—since they invented a device that contains both a solar panel and a battery all in one. Their design recently passed a milestone in efficiency, and might just be the key to bringing solar energy to the power grid.

What’s so special about the solar battery? Why does the solar panel appear red in the sunlight? Now’s your chance to find out the answers to these and any other questions you may have.

On Monday, Aug. 17, the researchers will participate in a live online Q&A session on the social media site reddit. Go to the science subreddit on Monday morning to submit your questions, and tune in at 1 p.m. ET to see the answers.

You’ll hear from:

Direct link: https://go.osu.edu/8Nd

For more information, contact Pam Frost Gorder: (614) 292-9475; Gorder.1@osu.edu