Solar Paint – a paint that you can apply to your roof, your walls, or your solar panels to generate extra electricity – has been developed by a research team at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
The solar paint generates clean hydrogen fuel from sunlight and moisture in the air. By collecting water vapour from the air, the paint can eventually generate electricity.
The paint contains a mix of compounds that allow the paint to act as a semi-conductor to catalyse the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen using energy from sunlight and water from the air.
With no need for clean or filtered water to feed the system, any place that has water vapour in the air, even remote areas far from water, can produce fuel.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living