Solar-Powered Radio: Tune in to the Sun!

WBNO-AM in cloudy Bryan, OH was the world's first solar-powered radio station.

063 solar powered radio - photos
LEFT: WBNO's solar array contains 33,600 photovoltaic cells that convert the sun's rays into electrical power. The low brick building in the background is the studio. RIGHT: Batteries store surplus electricity. Hoods and vents dispose of hydrogen gas, a byproduct of battery chemistry.
NORMA MORRIS