Solar energy is the way of the future — powering our homes, businesses and even our cars. This sustainable, renewable energy source is being studied extensively at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in May of 2022 the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) awarded $100,000 in grant funding to four research groups through the Accelerator Electrification Challenge Grant.
One of the labs selected for this award, the Song Jin research group, is working on a new solar powered battery that could change how we power our world.
This project is led by Professor Song Jin alongside Assistant Professor Dawei Feng and graduate student Ethan Auleciems. The project is focused on high-performance solar flow batteries for public and commercial use. These batteries are a step above the traditional ones we use in our everyday lives.