• Question: is it possible to make solar paint so it takes in sun energy to power eletronics

    Asked by 536hmmb22 to Frank on 24 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Frank Longford

      Frank Longford answered on 24 Mar 2015:

      Sure, and I think research scientists at the University of Sheffield are already working on this. You just need to get a chemical reaction that takes in sunlight to produce electronic energy that’s also able to be placed in a paint. The problem at the moment seems to be getting enough efficiency out of the reaction. But I’m sure in time they’ll work out a way to improve it – then you could just spray your car with a solar paint and power the electronics that way.