COMPLETE CLEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS
In the long term, hydrogen and products based on fuel cells will combine with renewable energy to support the transition to future low carbon, zero emission, safe and sustainable energy systems at national and international scales. However, there are examples of hydrogen’s role in complete clean energy systems emerging now, and strong business cases developing in certain circumstances.
Hydrogen can be made by electrolysis of water using excess renewable electricity. The hydrogen acts as an energy store, decoupling power supply from electricity demand – which often do not match. The benefits of hydrogen are that it can be stored for many days or months, and then used for many things when the energy it stores is needed. It can be converted back to electricity in a MW-scale fuel cell, or used in fuel cell electric vehicles, or provide power and heat for buildings.
As a system engineers we design complex schemes, and are actively involved in projects in the UK and for clients in the Far East. We can bring together the hydrogen generation, fuel cell and transport uses into complete projects, aligning the finance and project delivery of complex schemes worldwide.