Storing Sunshine – Converting Solar Energy to Hydrogen

by on Apr.26, 2011, under The General Pursuit

With more than enough energy generated during the summer months to run the house, the excess electricity is stored by breaking water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is kept in tanks so that it can be used when there is less sunlight in the winter. At that time, the hydrogen is converted back into water and heat to warm the house.

See chapter 5 of the PBS Video Green Builders, (the Solar Hydrogen house is at the 5 minute mark):

Watch the full episode. See more Green Builders.

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