Solar hydrogen production by hybrid process of water thermolysis and electrolysis

Baykara S. , Bilgen E.

Solar and Wind Technology, cilt.6, sa.3, ss.183-188, 1989 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1989
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/0741-983x(89)90067-2
  • Dergi Adı: Solar and Wind Technology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.183-188


A hybrid process for hydrogen production by direct solar thermolysis and electrolysis of water is described and rated thermodynamically and economically utilizing appropriate models. The results of a feasibility analysis performed for an industrial size plant module of 324 GJ/year capacity (172 GJ/year thermolysis and 152 GJ/year electrolysis) are presented. Utilizing current technology and economic assumptions applicable for power utilities, over 13% module efficiency and $39 per GJ hydrogen cost are estimated. © 1989.