Hydrogen Eyed As Clean Grid Stabilizer In Hawaii

By Pete Danko, Digital Marketing Blitz:

Hydrogen for renewable energy storage, obtained by electrolysis of water, hasn’t gotten much play in the United States, but a novel project unfolding in Hawaii could provide some real-world insight into the viability of the technology as a grid-management tool.

A Hawaii Natural Energy Institute project in the planning stages would take advantage of clean power from the Puna Geothermal Venture, which has been operating since 1993 on the Big Island and is rated by owner Ormat at 38 megawatts. This plant — surprisingly, given the state’s famous volcanic activity, the only geothermal setup in the state — provides around 20 percent of the Big Island’s electricity… Read more



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