Concentrating sunlight to produce clean hydrogen • Earth.com

Concentrating sunlight to produce clean hydrogen

02-02-2020


Today’s Video of the Day from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) introduces a new smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen.

When used with concentrated sunlight and smart thermal management, the photo-electrochemical system can turn solar power into hydrogen with a 17 percent conversion rate.

Hydrogen will play an important role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels by providing us with a clean energy source.

The project has been taken to the next scale with a pilot facility installed on the EPFL campus.

The study is published in the journal Nature Energy.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: EPFL

 

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