Posted by KBH on April 9, 2010, 10:35 pm
Here is a link to a global solar/hydrogen fuel-cell system:
Posted by Uncle Al on April 10, 2010, 12:18 am
(Toxic URL! Unsafe for children and most mammals)
Posted by KBH on April 10, 2010, 5:51 am
There's a 354 MW solar mirror powerplant in the Mojave Desert. I think
that's enough electricity to make hydrogen by electrolysis but the
electricity itself is needed.
But there are going to be places in the world where a solar powerplant
will work but the electricity is not needed within transmission range.
So those locations could produce hydrogen by electrolysis and export
These magic places on Earth must have favorable sunlight weather, must
have water but sea water is okay, must be near a port, but should not
have demand for electricity. One quick idea was northern Africa where
electricity, if produced, could not be sent to Europe or America or
China. But if hydrogen were produced by solar-electrolysis then the
hydrogen could be shipped by tanker to Europe or America or China.
The key to the global solar/hydrogen fuel-cell system is identifying
the places on Earth were the solar powerplants should be located.
Posted by Guido on April 10, 2010, 6:56 am
I live in the Mojave desert. Where is this power plant specificly?
Put the PV power plants where their generation efficiency is best and
use the grid to get the power to the Hydrogen plants. Don't need special
magical places. That's just an excuse not to build the PV plant in the
first place and use more high priced oil instead.
Posted by KBH on April 10, 2010, 6:36 am
I don't have the only solar hydrogen article on the web so here is
just one that I found: