The benefits of green hydrogen are endless. It can power vehicles, trucks and ships. But it can also power the industry, utility buildings, homes and ports. Not least important, it is a viable way of storing variable energy generated by wind and solar farms. All without carbon emissions. Hydrogen can therefore become a serious part of our clean future. What is not to like?
Green Hydrogen Offers Ample Opportunities for Renewable Energy Storage
While the world is aiming to decarbonise, an increasing share of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are necessary to reduce carbon emissions.
However, renewable energy sources face many difficulties. Solar and wind energy are dependent on weather conditions and time of day or year. Due to this relatively unstable way of electricity production there might be excessive electricity available which is not used, or it might be that there is too little electricity production when people need it.
Green Hydrogen Reduces Grid Congestion Problems
Renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar farms, currently face many difficulties in their realization or scaling. Due to variable electricity production and increasing consumption and production of electricity, the electricity grid becomes congested. This often leads to the inability to deliver or take electricity from the grid. Congestion problems in the electricity grid often hamper the realization of more renewable energy projects, which slows down the energy transition.
Green hydrogen can play a key role in reducing congestion problems in the electricity grid. Renewable energy generators can use their additional electricity capacity to produce hydrogen for storage. Different from electricity production by wind and solar, green hydrogen is not limited by real-time demand and can be stored and used when needed. Green hydrogen production and storage may thereby also increase the number of possibilities available for the development of local and regional renewable energy projects.
Green Hydrogen is a 100% Zero Emissions Energy Carrier
Green hydrogen end-to-end processes do not emit any greenhouse gases. It is a 100% zero emissions energy carrier.