Solar-to-hydrogen efficiency record broken

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has broken the world record for solar hydrogen production. Scientists there managed to acheive a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency level of 16.2%, smashing the previous record of 14%. The process uses photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells to split water and make hydrogen using sunlight as the only energy input. The record-setting PEC […]

New power-to-gas facility launched in Germany

A 2MW power-to-gas (P2G) pilot system which will help store excess wind generated from turbines in the gas grid has been inaugurated in eastern Germany. Located in Falkenhagen, the plant (pictured) will use the wind power to transform water into hydrogen via a process called electrolysis – a technology considered key to storing excess renewable […]

E.ON’s new power-to-gas plant in Germany

E.ON has started the construction of a new plant which helps excess wind generated from turbines to be stored in the gas grid. The Germany-based plant will create hydrogen through a process called electrolysis, which is fed into the regional gas grid where it can generate electricity. The plant will store excess power from wind […]