Remote Modular Hydrogen Energy Storage System
For renewable energy to work as an effective long term resource that can replace the global reliance on fossil fuels and to reduce carbon emissions it needs to able to work on demand. We cannot always rely on the wind blowing or the sun shining when we most need it.
At present wind farms feed energy directly in to an electricity power grid and assist the energy supply from large power stations. For wind turbines to work seamlessly in a local environment the energy needs to be stored when the going is good and there are various options to do this including large batteries, capacitors and hydrogen.
Hydrogen is considered to be the greenest fuel of all to use as the only by-product is water, and as such is considered to be the future energy resource for producing electricity and for transportation. By using the electrical energy created by the LGT wind turbine to produce hydrogen through electrolysis we can provide an endless and emission free power supply for millions of homes and factories all over the world.
It takes 1.4 times the amount of electrical energy to produce an equal amount of hydrogen and for this reason it can expensive to buy, but the LGT system changes that. The LGT turbines are used to create hydrogen using electricity from freely available wind energy which is then automatically compressed and stored. The fuel cell is then used to provide electricity for houses and commercial applications, or it can used to power the next generation of vehicles. By using the turbines to create hydrogen which can be stored we get around the largest issue with wind turbines which is providing power when there is no wind and the biggest issue with producing hydrogen which is cost.
Hydrogen fuel cells have numerous advantages for power supply;
o Constant level flow of power
o 20,000 hours life
o 100% recyclable
o Silent in operation
o Light weight & compact
o Low servicing costs
The LGT wind turbine’s unique design, producing in excess of 4 times the energy of existing turbines metre for metre, means they need significantly less space than the existing turbines to produce similar levels of output. This benefit enable our turbines to make less visual impact on the environment and, when operating in small clusters with the hydrogen system, can be used to provide energy for new housing estates, farms, industrial units or for remote applications. Both the wind turbines and hydrogen fuel cell system are modular which means the system can be added to as and when the demand for power increases.