Harvesting Renewable Energy Sources

Many renewable sources are used to supply only "Point of Use" heat. For renewable sources that are configured to supply electrical energy, electrolyzer technology can be applied to improve the harvesting of these renewable energy sources. Electrolyzers can be designed to be relatively insensitive to the power input level. When driven at high power levels the efficiency decreases, but with proper cooling the cell continues to operate without problem. The electrolyzer's ability to operate with reasonable efficiency over broad input power levels greatly increases the practicality of harvesting intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind. Figure 6.5 show an electrolysis unit developed by Stuart Energy Systems to convert solar power into hydrogen for use as fuel for a fuel cell powered bus.

THE FUSION-HYDROGEN SYSTEM WILL INCREASE THE VIABILITY OF THE RENEWABLE SOURCES BY PROVIDING A PENALTY FREE METHOD OF ACCOMMODATING THEIR SPORADIC ENERGY PRODUCTION IN A TOTAL SYSTEM.

Figure 6.5 Stuart Energy Systems' Solar Electric Electrolysis Module

This Project Demonstrated Coupling Solar Energy to Bus Transportation

Figure 6.5 Stuart Energy Systems' Solar Electric Electrolysis Module

This Project Demonstrated Coupling Solar Energy to Bus Transportation

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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