Saturday, June 17, 2017

Welcome to the future where you could soon be applying paint to your house to absorbs solar energy and power your home.

Courtesy of Digital Trends: 

Imagine if painting the outside of your house not only made it look easy on the eye, but also took care of all of your home’s energy needs.

This, it seems, could soon be a reality as researchers in Australia have come up with a “solar paint” capable of absorbing moisture from the air and turning it into hydrogen fuel for clean energy. 

Based at RMIT University in Melbourne, southern Australia, the research team has developed a unique paint containing a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel — that’s the stuff used in those little sachets that absorb moisture to keep things like food, medicines, and electronics in good shape. 

But where they differ is that the new material, called synthetic molybdenum-sulphide, “also acts as a semiconductor and catalyzes the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen,” a report on the university’s website explained. 

RMIT lead researcher Dr. Torben Daeneke said his team discovered that “mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.”

Okay we may not yet have flying cars, but you have to admit that they we are living in amazing times. 


  1. Anonymous4:03 AM

    But, but, but. What about all those coal mining jobs. What are they going to do. Paint houses?

    1. Anonymous5:33 AM

      Well maybe after being unemployed for a decade or so they should be looking for new work. Maybe they can go pick produce in the fields?

  2. Anonymous5:00 AM

    Re thugs won't like that! Sarah and her prayer warriors would say that's against god's plan. Just tack bibles to the side of your house!

  3. Anonymous5:32 AM

    I think the solar panel roof tiles might be in production first, can you imagine reroofing your home and having your energy needs met?

  4. Anonymous6:28 AM

    This is so cool. Solar tiles, paint, wind, sun its all good. We have made progress. Sprinkled across America and world are wind and solar plants generating electric and we have less pollution and live with the planet instead of sucking it dry, harvesting our much need timber and contaminating our soil and water. I don't know why ANY human would not want to take care of earth today except for greed and disregard.

  5. Anonymous8:21 AM



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