RMIT University researchers have developed an innovative solar paint that uses water vapor to produce an endless amounts of clean energy. Simply put as possible, it draws moisture from the air and splits it into oxygen and hydrogen, thus capturing hydrogen as a clean fuel source. The paint contains a newly created compound that resembles silica gel, but acts like a semiconductor. The synthetic molybdenum-sulphide material is the catalyst for the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“Hydrogen is the cleanest source of energy on the planet and can be used in fuel cells in addition to conventional combustion engines as an alternative to fossil fuels. Because of this, it is accurate to say that the development of the solar paint will have grand implications,” reports Inhabitat.