There are great benefits to hydrogen energy. The use of hydrogen as a fuel produces no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. Unlike fossil fuels, the only emissions from hydrogen fuel are chemically pure water and oxygen. Hydrogen can be extracted from water using renewable energy from sources like the sun and unlike batteries, hydrogen energy can be stored indefinitely. There is no drilling, fracking or mining required to produce hydrogen energy. It is the cleanest, safest and most efficient energy source on the planet.
In the past, there has been obstacles in commercializing the potential of hydrogen energy. The most significant hurdle has been the need to reduce the cost of the production of hydrogen. No matter how productive an energy source may be, it will not be widely adopted if it is prohibitively expensive. But times have changed. The cost of technology has come down and it has made hydrogen production less expensive. As technology advances, it will continue to make hydrogen energy more and more affordable. H/Cell Energy Corporation has succeeded in developing a hydrogen energy system designed to create electricity that is generated by renewable solar energy. Its production of hydrogen is truly eco-friendly as it is not produced by the use of fossil fuels. We call the solar hydrogen energy system the HC-1. It is a system comprised of solar modules, inverters, batteries, a hydrogen generator, a fuel cell and a hydrogen storage tank.
Renewable energy is collected from the solar modules through a solar inverter that charges a bank of batteries through a battery inverter. After the batteries are fully charged, the excess electricity is then combined with water through a hydrogen generator that extracts the hydrogen from the water in a gasified state which is safely stored in a tank. After the tank is full, any remaining excess electricity is sent from the batteries through the battery inverter to the utility grid for energy credits. The HC-1 system is connected to the residential or commercial property through the inverters. The user always pulls electricity from the charged batteries to satisfy loads. If there is no sun to charge the batteries, the system uses the hydrogen stored in the tanks which through a fuel cell, creates the electricity to keep the batteries fully charged. Keeping the hydrogen tank full assures you of an on-going supply of clean energy and sustainability that is independent from the grid.
Each HC-1 system is designed to accommodate the electrical loads for an end user. The system is completely scalable. Typically, one HC-1 standard system configuration with solar modules and a large tank for hydrogen storage can provide the electricity needed for a standard size home. For an HC-1 system installation, the battery inverters and batteries are placed in the interior of the house or building. The hydrogen generator, fuel cell, electronics, pipes and tubing are kept in an outdoor enclosure near the house or building. The solar modules and solar inverters are outdoors and can be configured on the house or building or on land depending on available space. The hydrogen tank is typically underground.