Is It Possible to Make Hydrogen Directly from the Sun?

Hydrogen Directly from the Sun
Can we make hydrogen from splitting water with the sun?

Hydrogen Directly from the Sun ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

Main scope of this R&D Project is to demonstrate that”green” hydrogen production is possible through the realization of Outotec Open Cycle and Hybrid-sulphur (HyS) cycle using only solar energy.

Here are the specifics of the program.

SOL2HY2, is a multi-disciplinary project with a strong participation of research-intensive university (Aalto University Foundation, Finland) and R&D centres (DLR – German Aerospace Authority, ENEA – Agenzia per le Nuove Tecnologie,
l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile, Italy), industry (Outotec Corp., Finland) and SMEs (EnginSoft S.p.A., Italy; Erbicol S.A., Switzerland, Oy Woikoski AB, Finland).

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solar energy in the field

Making hydrogen directly from the sun

Making hydrogen directly from the sun

computer controlled mirrors focus the sun to a single super hot point

computer controlled mirrors focus the sun to a single super hot point

 

SOL2HY2 is a Research Project co-financed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Starting date: 1st June 2013
Duration: 36 months
Budget: Total Budget: 3.701.300 Euro
FCH contribution: 1.991.115 Euro
Topic: FCH-JU-2012-1 SP1-JTI-FCH.2012.2.5 :
Thermo-electrical-chemical processes with solar heat sources
Project Coordinator: EnginSoft S.p.A., Italy
Contact person: Prof. Stefano Odorizzi
Scientific Coordinator: Aalto University Foundation, Finland
Contact person: Prof. Michael Gasik

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.

2 Comments

  • Sage says:

    This technology BLINDS the birds from the concentrated sunlight. Not earth-friendly! Better to decentralize and also eliminate all of the toxic, unsustainable infrastructure.

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Is It Possible to Make Hydrogen Directly from the Sun?

Hydrogen Directly from the Sun
Can we make hydrogen from splitting water with the sun?

Hydrogen Directly from the Sun ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

Main scope of this R&D Project is to demonstrate that”green” hydrogen production is possible through the realization of Outotec Open Cycle and Hybrid-sulphur (HyS) cycle using only solar energy. (more…)

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.