The BOC Foundation for the Environment has awarded Hydrogen Solar funds to develop and demonstrate a system to produce carbon-free, sustainable hydrogen directly from sunlight and water using the Hydrogen Solar Tandem Cell.
In the first phase of the project, Hydrogen Solar will design, build and install a 100 m2 array of Tandem Cells to generate high-purity hydrogen. The BOC Group will provide engineering safety expertise, compression units and engineering support during the installation.
The second phase will be to demonstrate the Tandem Cell array over a six month period at the Beacon Energy Ltd site at West Beacon Farm, Leicestershire, UK. The system will provide hydrogen for fuel cell applications, to provide electricity for recharging electric vehicles, and for heat and power for various buildings.
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