This solar panel doubles up as a hydrogen source

Mar 08, 2019, 7:57 AM EST
(Source: Presidencia de la República Mexicana/flickr)
(Source: Presidencia de la República Mexicana/flickr)

A team of scientists in Belgium has invented a solar panel that turns sunlight into hydrogen gas, which, in turn, can be used as a green fuel to keep homes warm.

These solar panels are a product of a unique combination of Physics and Chemistry, and can yield 250 liters of hydrogen per day, writes Inhabitat.  

The team plans a trial run at a home in Flanders before going ahead with a commercial roll-out. Whether the cost of the entire assembly, including the solar panels, storage tanks, and furnace along with installation charges, remains within the reach of an average buyer, remains to be seen.

The technology is appealing, as it does not involve the use of precious metals and has zero carbon footprint, something the planet desperately needs to rein in the menace of global warming, reports Clean Technica

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