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General Electric says it's a little more complicated than making instant oatmeal, but the company, along with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is developing a recipe of electrochemical solution and water that will power a cheaper, safer, and longer-charged battery than current electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The developers are hoping their newly designed flow battery will remain charged for three times longer than the current Tesla S Model battery (265 milles) and cost about a quarter of the S Model battery.
The water batteries however, have no such problem. Aqua Power System Japan were the first to introduce NOPOPO - an eco-friendly battery that generates No Pollution Power - thus the name NoPoPo. The battery is completely rechargeable and it can be totally recycled. The water used within the battery is regular drinking water. No need for special water like that used in a car battery.
There is only one thing that is better than being an inventor, and that is to be an inventor amongst a group of international minds, best in their fields and willing to contribute to your idea. When the spirit of the lone inventor meets the force of global collaboration, the results can reach the moon.
Energy is a case of "water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink." The sun light that is all around us is energy in its purest form, yet we go about stumbling on archaic technologies that use fuels with dirty and polluting byproducts. Until now. The folks at Waka Waka Power decided to tap in to the sun's rays during daylight hours and extract the energy we need to power some of our most common mobile devices. For once, we do not need to go hunting for a socket somewhere just so we can plug in our "mobile" device.