Solar to Fuel. Hydrogen production from solar energy

Solar, renewables and hydrogen for greener marine transport
A new report in Sweden suggests that renewables are an ideal source of power for marine vessels, based on a case study in which solar PV and proton-exchange membrane fuel cells, combined with a diesel generator, were used to reduce the greenhouse gas and particulate emissions of cruise ships by almost 10%
Sep 20, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Solar to Fuel, Sweden, Europe, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Northern Territory hails 10GW solar-plus-storage project in net-zero plan
Australia’s Northern Territory has unveiled a new target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a policy document that touts solar and backs a proposed 10GW/20-30GWh solar-plus-storage plant earmarked to provide energy to the region and Singapore.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Solar to Fuel, Northern Territory, Australia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, carbon, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Germany will need 160 GW of solar by 2030 to prevent power shortages
EuPD Research has calculated what needs to be done to replace the nuclear and coal generation to be phased out in Germany. Accelerated expansion of PV appears the best short-term option. However, storage capacity will need to increase 30-fold by 2040 so solar can become the main pillar of the country’s energy system.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, Solar to Fuel, Germany, Europe, EuPD Research, BSW-Solar, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Neoen puts forward gargantuan triple hybrid for South Australia
French developer Neoen wants to build an energy superpark in South Australia that comprises 1.2GW of wind, 600MW of solar and 800MW of battery storage capacity.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Australia, neoen, hybrid park, hydrogen, solar-plus-wind-plus-storage, Oceania, interconnection, new south wales, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Hydrogen-powered bicycles offer new electromobility concept
With the 200 hydrogen bikes offered to journalists and world leaders at the G7 summit in Biarritz proving popular, manufacturer Pragma Industries has received an order for 1,000 of them from Chilean president Sebastian Pinera. The company’s founder, Pierre Forté, wants the bike to have a societal impact in developing countries.
Sep 4, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, Solar to Fuel, Lithium-ion batteries, Toyota, France, Europe, hydrogen, Daimler, hydrogen-fueled cars, Pierre Forté, Pragma Industries, Sebastian Pinera, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
German scientists team up for perovskite tandem cells
Two of Germany’s leading research institutes and a CIGS module maker have announced plans to work on the development of perovskite-CIGS tandem cells with a target of producing thin film modules with better than 30% efficiency.
Sep 4, 2019 // BIPV, Manufacturing News, Solar to Fuel, Germany, pv modules, Europe, hydrogen, perovskite, CIGS module, thin film modules, KIT, ZSW, Nice Solar Energy, Ulrich W Paetzold, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
DEWA and Huawei hold strategic summit
The Emirati utility and the Chinese communications giant and inverter maker have discussed how they can work together to roll out solar and storage in Dubai as well as collaborating on cyber security and the use of AI to analyze cyber threats.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Inverters, Solar to Fuel, storage, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, China, Asia, hydrogen, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Charles Yang, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
DEWA to use solar to power new pumped-storage project
The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority will use energy from the gigawatt-scale Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to provide a new hydropower plant with pumped storage capacity. The state-owned utility has announced a number of innovations for the project in recent months, including plans for hydrogen and large-scale storage capacity.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Dubai Water and Electricity Authority, gigawatt-scale, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
A close look at nature could lead to cheaper hydrogen
Scientists at the Australia National University have observed a key stage in the process of photosynthesis which could be copied to greatly increase the efficiency of sunlight-powered water splitting processes used to produce hydrogen.
Aug 12, 2019 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, USA, Germany, Australia, Europe, hydrogen, Switzerland, Oceania, Australia National University, sunlight-powered water, Max Planck Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Maria Chrysina, North America, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
The weekend read: Perovskites step out of the labs
Michael van der Gugten, Sales and Marketing Executive at Smit Thermal Solutions, is convinced that perovskite solar cells have reached maturity, and that they are ready to make the step from the lab to production. He is leading the organization of a conference on this topic and expects that the perovskite community, production equipment suppliers and crystalline silicon cell manufacturers will discuss the implementation of perovskite-silicon tandem cells or the production of standalone perovskite modules.
Aug 12, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Opinions, Solar to Fuel, China, Asia, hydrogen, Michael van der Gugten, Smit Thermal Solutions, ALD, OPV, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Neoen gets green light for PV-wind-battery hub in South Australia
French renewables developer Neoen has won development approval from the South Australian government for a major renewable energy project, with 125 MW of wind, 150 MW of solar PV and 130 MW/400 MWh of lithium-ion battery storage. The project could also include up to 50 MW of on-site hydrogen production capability.
Aug 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Solar to Fuel, France, Australia, Europe, neoen, hydrogen, lithium-ion battery storage, Crystal Brook Energy Park, Garth Heron, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, Oceania, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
275MW solar-plus-wind-plus-storage superhub approved in South Australia
A monster A$500 million wind-solar-battery facility capable of generating 275MW has been greenlit by the South Australian government.
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Policy, Solar to Fuel, Australia, solar pv, queensland, neoen, hybrid park, hydrogen, solar-plus-wind-plus-storage, climate council, turbines, Oceania, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
SibFU scientists discovered material that can make solar cells more efficient
Researchers at Siberian Federal University, together with colleagues from the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), discovered new properties of material based on palladium, which can increase the performance of solar cells.
Aug 5, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Solar, Solar to Fuel, Sweden, SibFU, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, solar cells, palladium, Artem Kuklin, Europe, hydrogen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Materials scientists uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries
Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road. But ever-increasing adoption of the most commonly used lithium-ion batteries may actually lead to increased cost and potential shortages of lithium - which is why sodium-ion batteries are being researched intensely as a possible replacement. They perform well, and sodium, an alkali metal closely related to lithium, is cheap and abundant.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, storage, BATTERIES, Zhen Zhu, Hartwin Peelaers, Zhu, hydrogen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
The Safety Question Persists as Energy Storage Prepares for Huge Growth
Recent battery plant blazes and a hydrogen station blast have again raised questions about the safety of energy storage technologies.
Jul 25, 2019 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, storage, GTM, Arizona, David Kane, Arizona Public Service, APS, Wood Mackenzie, South Korea, Asia, hydrogen, North America, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels