Self-powered transport and climate-controlled greenhouses

A new material (PV-massless battery, possibly using mesoscopic C perovskite solar cells (mCPSC) with quantum superabsorption in quantum wells inside microcavities) layered on a hemp-hemp biochar biocomposite chassis to directly power an electric engine.
Excess solar energy (once the massless battery is fully charged) to power onboard micro-electrolysis of water for H2. The water could be supplied from onboard water tanks (with external filling) from any water source imaginable using a pump and optional filtration (2 stage Activated Carbon (AC) filter for dirty freshwater or for desalination of salty water with a fluorine nano-ring membrane) when needed or via atmospheric water harvesting (AWH) with a gel/collector setup (see article below) by the side of the vehicle eg. The 'Explorer' 4x4 (formerly known as the 'Adventure') when it's stationary.
When the H2 tanks are full the micro-electrolysis is turned off.
The H2 produced then used to power fuel cells to power the electric engine when the PV-massless battery is low on energy storage eg.10% capacity, after extended periods of low solar energy input or at night when the moon isn't shining.
If both the massless battery is fully discharged (which may not be chargeable from an EV charger) and H2 tanks are empty and there is no access to H2 pumps (which can access the H2 tanks externally) then one may have to sit it out until the sun/moon is shining again.


Scalable super hygroscopic polymer films for sustainable moisture harvesting in arid environments
Scalable super hygroscopic polymer films
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AWH could also be integrated into a standalone climate-controlled greenhouse for food and medicine eg. water source for irrigation in an already water efficient and vertically stacked biochar hydroponics system. Evapotranspiration from the plants will increase relative humidity in the greenhouse (similar to a 'Wardian case') increasing the water production efficiency of the Super Hygroscopic Polymer Film. PV-massless battery tech could also be integrated into the greenhouse structure, with a possibility of light transparency which has already been achieved with perovskites (no massless battery yet), for pumps and climate control electronics and mechanics on louvers.



The war in Ukraine, with many other creeping industrial factors, has triggered a global food and energy crisis - not to mention the existing and future freshwater crisis, and even the acidification of the oceans. In a future of increasing desertification around most of the world, driven by a range of factors eg.fossil fuel mining and consumption, unsustainable mining of minerals, land clearing and deforestation, transportation, construction et al contributing to predicted average global atmospheric temperature increases further driving it these are probably a set of ideas worth pursuing as they could potentially help billions of people and expand our 'Civilisation' into a future of inter-planetary existence, starting with Eaarth (Earth 2.0).


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