August 13, 2004

CHEAPER AND CHEAPER:

Sun and hydrogen 'to fuel future' (Jo Twist, 8/12/04, BBC News Online)


Capturing sunlight to make enough hydrogen fuel to power cars and buildings has been brought a step closer by a British research company.

Hydrogen Solar says it has managed to convert more than 8% of sunlight directly into hydrogen with fuel cell technology it has specially developed.

For an energy source to be commercially viable, it must reach an efficiency of 10%, which is an industry standard.

Hydrogen power, a renewable energy, has the potential to replace fossil fuels.

"Over the last couple of years we have doubled efficiency.

"We are not yet in the hydrogen economy, but it has the potential to take over when the oil economy becomes untenable," Dr David Auty, chief executive of Hydrogen Solar told BBC News Online.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 13, 2004 10:03 PM
Comments

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at August 14, 2004 1:54 AM

This is one of the greatest examples of a meaningless statement I have ever seen:

Hydrogen Solar says it has managed to convert more than 8% of sunlight directly into hydrogen with fuel cell technology it has specially developed.

For an energy source to be commercially viable, it must reach an efficiency of 10%, which is an industry standard.

No one cares how efficiently nature turned dinosaurs into petroleum.

Posted by: David Cohen at August 15, 2004 1:31 AM
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