Researchers at RMIT have developed a spreadable solar-powered house paint that can produce an unlimited supply of clean energy.
The substance is comprised of a compound that looks and feels like silica gel but acts as a semiconductor. The paint can collect moisture in the air which in turn, can be split into oxygen and hydrogen, the hydrogen, can then be "captured as a clean fuel source."
As researcher Dr Torben Daeneke from Australia's RMIT says: "Titanium oxide is the white pigment that is already commonly used in wall paint, meaning that the simple addition of the new material can convert a brick wall into energy harvesting and fuel production real estate."
Solar-powered paint essentially makes fuel from the sun and water vapor in the air, providing the consumer with the advantage of a low-cost, energy-efficient and environmentally responsible alternative.
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