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This new solar paint creates endless energy from water vapour

This new solar paint creates endless energy from water vapour

Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne(Australia) have developed an innovative solar paint that produces endless clean energy from water vapour. This revolutionary paint takes up moisture from the air and splits into oxygen and hydrogen. This hydrogen emitted is captured as energy.

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The paint combines the titanium oxide, a white pigment used in many wall paints with a new compound called synthetic molybdenum-sulphide. This molybdenum-sulphide acts like a silica gel, helping in absorbing moisture and keep the things fresh and dry. Synthetic molybdenum-sulphide acts as a semi-conductor and also catalysis the splitting of water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.  As a result, hydrogen is captured as a fuel source.

A simple addition of new material to titanium oxide converts a wall into energy harvesting and fuel producing wall.

Researchers who worked on solar paint:

Lead researcher Dr Torben Daeneke, from RMIT University, said: “We found that mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel”. Another lead researcher, Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, said “hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy could be used in fuel cells”.

solar paint researchers

Researchers Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh and Torben Daeneke holding samples of a hydrogen-producing paint(solar paint). Image source: RMIT

Towards Future-solar paint:

Although, this paint wouldn’t be available commercially for few years. This paint is effective in a variety of climates from very dry to a very damp environment.

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Flexible solar

Flexible solar

Whenever we hear the word Solar, we imagine it to be big, complicated thing. This flexible solar glitter commercially known as Dragon scales developed by scientist Murat Okandan at Sandia National Laboratories changes our view.

Portable, light weight, flexible, miniature, compatible, faster and cheaper deploy makes them unique.  Sandia’s microsystems produces these solar cells. The microcells range in size from 0.00098 to 0.039 inches (25 micrometers to one millimeter) length and from 0.00055 to 0.00079 (14 to 20 micrometers) thick.

Solar glitter

                                                                   Flexible solar glitter-Dragon Scales

Comparison between conventional solar cells and solar glitter:

Conventional silicon solar cells operate with low voltage and high current at the cell and module level, which requires more silver or copper and adds cost. MEPV(Solar glitter) allows high-voltage and low-current configurations and requires 100 times less silicon than conventional solar cells

Another key limitation of this silicon is that if you bend or flex it, it will crack and shatter. This new technology makes it unbreakable also keeping the benefits of high efficiency, high reliable.

Advantages:

  • The small size of the cell makes versatile applications possible,therefore making it feasible for mass production.
  • If integrated into buildings, tents, and potentially clothing, exposed to solar energy would allow users to recharge batteries for phones, cameras, and other electronic devices.
  • Probably satellites and remote-sensing devices will use flexible solar in future.

“These solar glitters will help solar energy to become cost competitive and will bring drastic change in near future”

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