15 Jun 2017

Solar Paint - a new energy source?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:23 pm on 15 June 2017

Forget the cumbersome and costly solar panels in the future, researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have come up with solar paint. They have developed a paint which can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen.

The lead researcher at the University Dr Torben Daeneke says they found that mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.

He joins Jesse to talk about paint and its potential.

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