Energy from paint?
Researchers at RMIT (Australia) have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen. Hydrogen is a clean source of energy, used in fuel cells and as combustion fuel. Imagine exterior walls of homes and buildings as the source for the energy they use.
Solar powered trucks
Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a U.S. company specializing in solar-based energy management system for the commercial transportation industry. The investment will accelerate the expansion and growth of photovoltaic (PV) based mobile energy solutions which will reduce transportation fuel costs while making a significant impact in cutting vehicle emissions in the commercial transportation industry.