Newly Invented Solar Paint Promises an Excellent but Cheap Clean Energy Source
The future looks promising for those who are looking for an affordable and clean energy source. Two researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have invented the solar paint, an invention that might prove to be the next clean and green energy source for the masses.
The solar paint is a mixture of titanium oxide and synthetic molybdenum-sulphide which results to a paint that absorbs moisture from the air as well as sunlight. The paint also prompts the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen molecules.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr. Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, the lead researcher of the study said, “Basically we are talking about producing fuel from the sun and water vapor in the air. It is a super simple idea that we have implemented very successfully. It can rival the photovoltaic cells we put on the roof.”
Dr. Kalantar-zadeh’s colleague and partner, Dr. Torben Daeneke stressed that the solar paint is a much appealing clean energy source considering that the same is made from inexpensive materials, easy to use, and can make any surface able to collect energy and produce fuel at the same time.
“Our new development has a big range of advantages. There’s no need for clean or filtered water to feed the system. Any place that has water vapor in the air, even remote areas far from water, can produce fuel,” says Dr. Daeneke.
The RMIT research team made their research public for the entire scientific community to see, work on, and develop further, instead of applying for a patent, to ensure that their discovery can benefit the majority the soonest possible time.
“People need such technology. We can sit on it for years and years and go through commercialization by ourselves but like this, I hope we are doing a favor to the community,” remarked Dr. Kalanter-zadeh.
The lead researcher also added that he is hoping to see buildings in the city and in the suburbs painted with solar paint in a couple of years.
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