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GorgeGeorg's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by GorgeGeorg

Lot of HYPE in the title of that article!

This isn't a new form of energy. Only a means of improving the storage of the electrical energy. We'd be better off if we just took the energy and fed it back into/onto the electrical grid to reduce the daytime demand for electricity from the power plants. We wouldn't lose so much energy during the conversion to H2 and then back again. It's unlikely we would be able to produce more energy during the day then we would consume (however, if we did - then we could consider such a storage system).
If you're a home owner feeding the energy back to the power company - best to sell them the electricity during peak times (daytime) then save it for yourself in the evening/night when off peak rates are lower. (Homes only consume about 20-25% of the electrical power).

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 14:41:00 UTC | #211569