Renewable Energy Storage
If we want to be completely dependent on renewable energy then we need to find a way to store this energy for times when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing. Storing this energy is one of the greatest barriers to the adoption of renewable energy. However, it is an area where hydrogen can play a key role. As Jeremy Rifkin says in ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’, electrolysers are the portal to the hydrogen economy.’
Electrolysers can be used to turn excess renewable energy into hydrogen. Electrolysers use the electric current to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is then stored until the wind stops blowing or when the sun is not shining. At this point the hydrogen is used through a fuel cell, where it is combined with oxygen to create an electro-chemical reaction creating electricity for your house or whatever you need the electricity for.
Using hydrogen as opposed to batteries allows you to maximize on your renewable energy. There is no limit to how much hydrogen you can produce and store. However, with batteries, once they are full, they are full and all other unused wind and solar power will be wasted.
Acta designs and manufactures complete systems for renewable energy storage, based on its unique electrolyser technology, and works with fuel cell partner, FutureE, to offer this unique, highly efficient off-grid energy solution.
Acta offers complete systems for renewable to power solutions and hydrogen generators for renewable to gas applications.