Emma Zhang and Luping Tang (IMAGE) Chalmers University of Technology Caption "Results from earlier studies investigating concrete battery technology showed very low performance, so we realised we had to think out of the box, to come up with another way to produce the electrode. This particular idea that we have developed - which is also rechargeable - has never been explored before. Now we have proof of concept at lab scale," explains Emma Zhang, Doctor, formerly of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, now Senior Development Scientist at Delta of Sweden "We are convinced this concept makes for a great contribution to allowing future building materials to have additional functions such as renewable energy sources," says Luping Tang, Professor at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology Credit Chalmers University of Technology Usage Restrictions With credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.