02 Jul '11, 6am

NUS team makes cheap power from rainwater Finally someone who thinks the same as I had taken action!! I'm very impressed

SCIENTISTS at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found a cheap way to convert rainwater into electricity - and they are expanding their research to include sea water and wastewater, such as urine, as well. They said such electricity is as cheap as power from the national grid and could become even cheaper in the future. It can also be used to power cars if fuel tanks are replaced by water tanks. Project member Chua Kian Jon, 41, an assistant professor at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, noted that the system makes use of Singapore's abundant rain. 'We're surrounded by all this water which could supply all of our electricity needs,' he said. The rainwater system consists of tanks that can be placed on HDB block rooftops. The water is converted into electricity in two ways: Electricity generated by solar panels is used to split water into hydrogen fuel and oxygen...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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