Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) is a 10 MW hydrogen generation facility that can produce, store, and supply up to 1,200 cubic newton meters (Nm³) of hydrogen per hour, which is powered by a 20 MW solar power plant.
The produced hydrogen at the field transfers for outdoor users such as hydrogen stations, to power hydrogen-powered cars or buses and industrial users.
Electrolysis is a promising option for hydrogen production from renewable resources. It is the process of using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. This reaction takes place in a unit called an electrolyzer. Then, the produced hydrogen is stored in the storage tank.
One of the challenges of renewable electricity is its intermittent (not a continuous production). To overcome this challenge, the storage solution is a feasible option to adjust the balance between supply and demand of electricity. The hydrogen storage solution is another possible option to meet the power grid supplier requirements.
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