Proposal Date

17-7-2015 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery for Self-powered and Sustainable Street Light Unit on Georgia Southern University Campus

Ji Wu (PI) and Shaowen Xu (Co-PI) ($13,344)

In this project, high capacity Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) were proposed for Self-power Sustainable Light Unit on the streets or parking lots of campus. First, the high capacity lithium ion batteries (LIBs) were fabricated using silicon as the active material for higher energy capacity. The reason for adopting Silicon-based LIB is that its theoretical energy capacity (4200 mAh/g) is much higher than that of commercial available graphite-based LIBs (370 mAh/g). Secondly, these high capacity silicon-based LIBs were utilized to store the energy harvested from solar panels for street/parting lots lighting. A prototype device was built and installed on campus for testing.

Unit or Academic Department

Department of Chemistry

Amount Granted

$13,344

Amount Spent

$12,939

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Jul 17th, 12:00 AM

High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery for Self-powered and Sustainable Street Light Unit on Georgia Southern University Campus

High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery for Self-powered and Sustainable Street Light Unit on Georgia Southern University Campus

Ji Wu (PI) and Shaowen Xu (Co-PI) ($13,344)

In this project, high capacity Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) were proposed for Self-power Sustainable Light Unit on the streets or parking lots of campus. First, the high capacity lithium ion batteries (LIBs) were fabricated using silicon as the active material for higher energy capacity. The reason for adopting Silicon-based LIB is that its theoretical energy capacity (4200 mAh/g) is much higher than that of commercial available graphite-based LIBs (370 mAh/g). Secondly, these high capacity silicon-based LIBs were utilized to store the energy harvested from solar panels for street/parting lots lighting. A prototype device was built and installed on campus for testing.