Posts tagged: hydrogen

Hydrogen plant starts storing wind energy in Germany

A plant that converts surplus power from wind turbines into energy-dense hydrogen gas started operating in Germany for the first time this week, the companies involved said. The power-to-gas system, built by Canada-based Hydrogenics, is part of a major effort to make renewable resources into more reliable sources of energy, said E.ON, a German utility […]

RWE Tests Storage for Wind Power

German utility RWE Power is to test a Siemens-designed system aimed at storing energy from wind generation. The electrolysis system will use power to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can be used to produce methane for storage, which can then be redeployed later for power or heat generation. Testing is due to […]

New Solar Panel Technology could Produce Electricity and Hydrogen

An advance in solar panel material research is pointing to something that is potentially huge: solar panels that can generate electricity and Hydrogen at the same time. This is extremely important because this would increase the effective energy efficiency of the panel by generating extra energy in a clean way. Hydrogen is seen by many […]

SSE Chief Executive Test Drives Car of the Future

SSE Chief Executive, Ian Marchant, took the next generation of zero emission vehicles for a spin at the company’s HQ today (Friday 18 May) as the latest hydrogen fuel cell car drove into the city for the first time. The Hyundai ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle is the European Commission’s official demonstration vehicle to test […]

Wind Power Storage As Hydrogen May Help Renewable Energy

    From EarthTechling’s Pete Danko: The idea of storing excess wind energy as hydrogen is picking up steam in Germany, with a second pilot program popping up — this one from the big power company E.On. But there’s a key difference between the two projects: In Herten, Germany, the company Hydrogenics plans to use […]