The inability of renewable energy to provide baseload power remains a challenge, although some solutions that are in the pipeline–like battery energy storage (BES) or hydrogen—are promising.
Isn’t it great how many private house owners had solar PV panels put onto their roofs do something against Climate Change? Getting the feeling of independence and self-sufficiency even enticed many to complement their installations with back-up batteries. Unfortunately, that sense for freedom often entices the same people to buy an SUV, still rarely equipped with an electric powertrain.
Hydrogen is emerging as one of the most important sources in “upscaling” energy, increasing both the share of renewable energy supply and the scope of decarbonization. One driving factor is that hydrogen provides easy and effective storage and transportation options. Perhaps the biggest challenge that remains is hydrogen’s cost effectiveness, which is what we look at more closely today.
Complementing one of our older posts The time of Hydrogen is NOW, today’s focus will lie on the several ways of hydrogen production, looking deeper into the underlying processes and potential future green hydrogen technologies.
Earth’s most significant natural resource, capturing 75% of all baryonic mass, is hydrogen. Nonetheless, it has been overlooked for centuries, but what has changed in most recent years? – Hydrogen and the use of the dominant fuel in various sectors, mainly as a power source, is now part of many governmental and private industry policies and plans.