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theonlybap's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by theonlybap

flobear,

Anyone have any idea how this is different than just electrolyzing water by applying a high voltage?


It seems the new process won't rely on a high voltage of electricity, just a small but steady current running through the electrode provided by the sun. This will also be completely independent of wired electricity for energy. The sun will provide sufficient energy to split the oxygen and hydrogen.

That's how I understand it. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:47:00 UTC | #211529