uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Pathways to electrochemical solar-hydrogen technologies
Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Chem, Irvine, CA 92697 USA;Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Chem Engn & Mat Sci, Irvine, CA 92697 USA;US DOE, Off Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy EERE, Fuel Cell Technol Off, EE-3F,1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20585 USA.
Univ Twente, MESA Inst Nanotechnol, Mesoscale Chem Syst Grp, Enschede, Netherlands.
NYU, Dept Chem & Biomol Engn, Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA.
Univ Twente, Dept Sci Technol & Policy Studies, Enschede, Netherlands.
Show others and affiliations
2018 (English)In: Energy & Environmental Science, ISSN 1754-5692, E-ISSN 1754-5706, Vol. 11, no 10, p. 2768-2783Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Solar-powered electrochemical production of hydrogen through water electrolysis is an active and important research endeavor. However, technologies and roadmaps for implementation of this process do not exist. In this perspective paper, we describe potential pathways for solar-hydrogen technologies into the marketplace in the form of photoelectrochemical or photovoltaic-driven electrolysis devices and systems. We detail technical approaches for device and system architectures, economic drivers, societal perceptions, political impacts, technological challenges, and research opportunities. Implementation scenarios are broken down into short-term and long-term markets, and a specific technology roadmap is defined. In the short term, the only plausible economical option will be photovoltaic-driven electrolysis systems for niche applications. In the long term, electrochemical solar-hydrogen technologies could be deployed more broadly in energy markets but will require advances in the technology, significant cost reductions, and/ or policy changes. Ultimately, a transition to a society that significantly relies on solar-hydrogen technologies will benefit from continued creativity and influence from the scientific community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018. Vol. 11, no 10, p. 2768-2783
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-370043DOI: 10.1039/c7ee03639fISI: 000448339100031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-370043DiVA, id: diva2:1276725
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 306398Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Edvinsson, Tomas

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ayers, KatherineBecker, Jan-PhilippEdvinsson, TomasLohse, DetlefMoore, Gary F.
By organisation
Solid State Physics
In the same journal
Energy & Environmental Science
Energy Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 49 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf