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OPPORTUNITY: The Innovation Factory Redux

OPPORTUNITY: The Innovation Factory Redux

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OPPORTUNITY: The Innovation Factory Redux

You can invest in our growth. You finance one of these new facilities and you get a percentage of the profits.

Sponsor this auxiliary-expansion project and reap the rewards of a percentage of all of the IP profits from the facility that you sponsor. Be part of an actual "idea and product factory"!

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BE PART OF:

  • 50 engineers and development specialists
  • 10,000 square feet of the finest pre-volume engineering and build shops in the world
  • At least one new invention filed with the U.S. Government every three days
  • The finest CNC, lith, machining, sintering, stereolith, shop equipment
  • Multiple government contracts engaged at all times
  • The greatest showcase of bleeding edge prototypes for manufacturing partnerships
  • Faster and better G&A than any larger competitor
  • A record-breaking volume of patents, fully operational pre-volume units and engineering plans

CONTACT US to inquire about co-sponsoring an Innovation Factory Redux

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INFO: How Scott's Innovation Teams Work

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THE INNOVATION DREAM TEAM: OPPOSITES SUCCEED

Jeanne M. Liedtka and Randy Salzman 

As an increasingly popular approach to business innovation, the crux of design thinking is that it embraces both creativity and analytical thinking to solve problems; two sides of the design thinking coin, both are essential to the design thinking process.

As such, one key to design thinking is for designers to empathize with those who see the world through what Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck calls a “fixed mindset” — many of whom may be corporate or bureaucratic managers — and vice versa. Having learned at an early age that “life’s a test, try not to look stupid,” the fixed mindseter (whom we call “George”) usually digs deeply into a specialty and masters the intricacies of it, while designer-types, who usually enjoy what Dweck calls a “growth mindset,” see life as a journey of discovery and, therefore, have developed a more diverse repertoire.

A Potential Dream Team

There is a natural tension between these two mindsets, as one usually sticks to the same silo, mastering details and becoming reticent about disruptive change, and the other (whom we call “Geoffrey”) bounces in and out of silos, easily bored with those same intricacies and excited by the weird and the new. Like an exhilarating relationship, the smart Geoffrey and smart George become the “opposites who attract,” instead of the antithetical couples who get bogged down in their differences. Keeping the “creative types” and the “numbers people” on the same wavelength produces great ideas firmly anchored in the real world because Geoffreys have the propensity to embrace innovative ideas and Georges have the wisdom to devise tests for managing — not avoiding — any risks associated with Geoffreys’ imagined futures.

Geoffrey’s Turf vs. George’s Turf

The Geoffrey personality dominates in what we call the front end of design thinking, the What is and What if questions, and George’s natural home turf is in the back end, What wows and What works. If George withholds his natural skepticism until several of Geoffrey’s ideas are napkin pitched (when the organizational case for any new idea begins analysis), he is crucial for not allowing pie-in-the-sky ideas to overcome steely-eyed reality thinking. Too often, upper management can be easily awed by creative types and forget that the Geoffreys of the world, highly invested in their “brilliant” ideas, can become blind to any potential flaws. Identifying promising ideas is Geoffrey’s turf; ensuring that the promise is real is George’s.

Together, this is a formidable team. Opposed, this is no team at all. And design thinking, as practiced in the four-question, 15-step model, provides tools and methods for drawing the best of both personalities — whether that personality is literally two separate individuals or two aspects of the same human. One powerful tool is the methodology itself: When a George feels insecure during divergent “If anything were possible” thinking, he is still reassured he’s following a proven methodology and placated by checking off another box in that methodology. Other times, when the team needs to coalesce around design criteria, or assumption testing, or even very early in the process when teams decide whether design thinking is a solid approach for addressing their challenges, George’s attention to detail provides the foundation for Geoffrey’s creative thought.

Empathy Is Essential

Most design thinkers are Geoffreys and, like all humans, can face difficulty understanding others with different worldviews or mindsets. What seems simplicity itself to that Geoffrey personality might seem ridiculous to a George who may — because of his world view — rarely stick his hand up and chance being perceived stupid. The four-question methodology has Geoffreys all but begging Georges to expose flaws — at the right time and place, which is after What if creativity and before the expenditure of major dollars and resources when an organization pilots any new future.

A successful design thinker can use George and Geoffrey cooperation to truly empathize — different than sympathize or judge — with George. George is not stupid, or evil, or a “bean counter” who needs enlightened compassion, he’s rather essential to success because he helps Geoffrey recognize, and address, assumptions. He digs out the details that trip up even the best of ideas, and he does so after the ideas develop but while there is still time to solve those issues, not after Geoffrey has convinced the boss to turn over the checkbook — putting, of course, everyone’s necks on the line.

Jeanne M. Liedtka and Randy Salzman are authors of the upcoming book Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector (Columbia Business Press), a study of design-led innovation projects in government and social sectors.

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ENERGY: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE PROJECTS

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ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE PROJECTS

Energy Storage

The energy density of even today’s most extreme batteries is less than that of our  technology. In other words: there is no other battery solution on the market today that can beat the patented system energy density capability and features. Our systems can deploy end-to-end, zero-GHG, clean, SAFE, energy paths without the use of “dirty power” sources. Our automotive technology eliminates the need to get stuck sitting around in “out-in-the-sticks” towns, staring at the ground, waiting for your car to charge.

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE

CONGRESSIONAL AND INDUSTRY COMMENDATIONS SEMINAL PATENTS GRANT WINNER FULLY OPERATIONAL UNITS BUILT MAKES ENERGY FROM WATER EFFICIENTLY STORES MORE ENERGY, FOR LONGER RANGE USAGE, WITH LEAST TOXIC CYCLING  

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VIDEO #1:  http://www.vimeo.com/125658624

 

One of our patented fuel cassette technology scales to any size to provide the best power solutions for:
Portable Power
– Electronics, Emergency, Mobile
Vehicle Power
– EV, CNG, Hybrid, RV, Tactical
Stationary Power
– Community, Field Unit, Back-up, Remote Housing
 
Why Is This Better?: – Longer Vehicle Range Than Any Other Solution. – Longer Electronic Device Operation Than Any Other Solution. – Less Carcinogenic Than Any Other Solution. – Faster Recharge Than Any Other Solution. – Provides Greater National Security Than Any Other Solution. – Easier To Produce And Manufacture Domestically Than Any Other Solution. – Reduces The Weight, Decreases The Cost And Increases The Range Of EV’s Better Than Any Other Solution. – More Worldwide Recharge/Refuel Locations Than Any Other Solution. – Eliminates The Need For Extension Cords More Than Any Other Solution. – Able To Produce More Power From A Clean Grid Than Any Other Solution. – Easier To Glass-Encapsulate, To Avoid Accidents, Than Any Other Solution. – Better Able To Load-Balance Energy Demands Than Any Other Solution. – Least Toxic Fuel Than Any Other Solution. – Better Able To Provide Power From Within National Borders Than Any Other Solution. – Exceeds The Metrics Of All Competing Energy Solutions. – Our Patents Cover Over 3000 Energy Storage Chemistries.Tested globally in thousands of test deployments, millions of miles of auto use and in space.We license and design portable power, electric vehicle power and range extenders. We are a developer of clean, green, safe, recyclable energy solutions. We hold one of the premiere patent portfolios for in-house engineered energy storage. We are an expert in time-shifted energy deployment.Who else thinks this is a great solution? These folks, from both parties, for a start:

 
 
 

Clean, mobile, long-lasting, local power.

 
 The US Department of Energy has released its final report that collected data from more than 180 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) over a six year period from 2005–2011. Within this period the vehicles made more than 500,000 trips and travelled more than 3.6 million miles, impleting more than 33,000 fill-ups at refuelling stations across the USA. The project found that these vehicles achieved more than twice the efficiency of today’s gasoline vehicles with refuelling times of five minutes average. The report comes as the world’s major automakers prepare to commercially deploy FCEV from as early as next year and is a positive reminder of the benefits the technology can offer.Our technology includes patent-protected glass-encapsulation technology which prevents solvents and moisture from degrading the energy storage materials.A leader in innovation and the delivering of the key solution for reducing dependence on foreign oil; Our engineers are the inventors of patented hot-swap transportable energy storage, the Fuel Cassettes®; Endless-EV™ range-extenders, electric vehicle power plants, and gas station-pumpable encapsulation bead storage compounds.We deploy proprietary solar, inductive, wind, fuel cell and battery hybridization which are technologies that have been proven for decades by NASA, the Department of Defense, the aerospace industry, Federal energy agencies and in universities around the world.The Energy Station™ and the Fuel Dock+ provide a single, highly scalable architecture, that can deliver power resources for: homes, offices, special events, hosting centers, portable soldier power, rack-mount markets, cell tower back-up, home power, forklift power, portable generators, boating power, camping power, portable electronics, aircraft power, neighborhood power, co-generation power, solar panel intermittency elimination, wind intermittency elimination, and back-up power.Winner: Congressional commendation & federal grant award. Awardee: Multiple issued U.S. patents. We hold patents on all core technology disclosed on this website.Be prepared for any disaster with our power technology.


Hyundai’ says: “…simply more efficient than batteries”
“Those looking to spice up a dinner party should seat John Krafcik and Carlos Ghosn next to each other should they get the opportunity. Krafcik, who runs North American operations for Hyundai, recently appeared to take a poker to the concept of battery-electric vehicles, which have long been espoused by Nissan-Renault chief Ghosn, and pushed his weight behind hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Krafcik, in an interview with Plug In Cars, noted that most EVs have to carry around about a half-ton of batteries, whether fully charged or tapped out. Additionally, batteries lose about one percent of their capacity each day they’re not used, while recharging them from anything other than a quick charger takes far longer than refilling a fuel-cell vehicle with hydrogen. Krafcik said this all points to what he called “so much inherent waste and inefficiency” in battery electric vehicles.
 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the UCAR/NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research say:
“We engaged in a comprehensive analysis using global modeling methods that looks at relationships between deaths and exposure to particulate matter and ozone: air pollutants indirectly influenced by climate change. They found that 500,000 premature deaths could be avoided by the year 2030, of which two-thirds would be in China. By 2050, 800,000 to 1.8 million premature deaths could be avoided. Reductions in premature deaths from particulate air pollution (CPD plus lung cancer) and ozone (respiratory) in 2030 and 2050 (deaths per year per 1,000 km). Petrochemicals cause cancer. Actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contact with petroleum reduce air pollutants, bringing co-benefits for air quality and human health and overall reduction in Cancer. Previous studies of this sort of thing typically looked at near-term and local benefits, neglecting the long-range transport of air pollutants, long-term changes in populations and the effects of climate change on air quality”  So the next time someone tells you fossil fuels are cheaper, remind them that there’s a lot more to it than the price at the pump.”

Proof of Technology
Here are many examples of the technology in use commercially:
 
Where can you see this technology at work?:Clean, green, bountiful, non-carcinogenic, efficient, long-range energy is something the “other guys” can’t compete with. History and scientific fact has now proven that our solid-state chemical energy systems were (as predicted), and are, the best bet for national energy independence for each country, dependable long range vehicle systems, aerospace technologies, retail long-duration power and many other needs. You can find third parties selling our technology in major retail stores, government supply shops and OEM builds around the world.NASA, global drone programs, major electronics groups, boating companies, tactical teams, aerospace leaders, national governments and hundreds of companies around the world demand the technology for their energy solution. Millions of miles without incident on land, sea, air and in space.
An extensive set of hundreds of additional in-use referrals is now available
 

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ENERGY: FUEL CELL ENERGY SYSTEMS

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Energy Storage

The energy density of even today’s most extreme batteries is less than that of our  technology. In other words: there is no other battery solution on the market today that can beat the patented system energy density capability and features. Our systems can deploy end-to-end, zero-GHG, clean, SAFE, energy paths without the use of “dirty power” sources. Our automotive technology eliminates the need to get stuck sitting around in “out-in-the-sticks” towns, staring at the ground, waiting for your car to charge.

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE

CONGRESSIONAL AND INDUSTRY COMMENDATIONS SEMINAL PATENTS GRANT WINNER FULLY OPERATIONAL UNITS BUILT MAKES ENERGY FROM WATER EFFICIENTLY STORES MORE ENERGY, FOR LONGER RANGE USAGE, WITH LEAST TOXIC CYCLING   [vimeo 125658624 w=425 h=350]
Our patented technology scales to any size to provide the best power solutions for: – Portable Power– Electronics, Emergency, Mobile – Vehicle Power– EV, CNG, Hybrid, RV, Tactical – Stationary Power– Community, Field Unit, Back-up, Remote Housing
 
Why Is This Better?: – Longer Vehicle Range Than Any Other Solution. – Longer Electronic Device Operation Than Any Other Solution. – Less Carcinogenic Than Any Other Solution. – Faster Recharge Than Any Other Solution. – Provides Greater National Security Than Any Other Solution. – Easier To Produce And Manufacture Domestically Than Any Other Solution. – Reduces The Weight, Decreases The Cost And Increases The Range Of EV’s Better Than Any Other Solution. – More Worldwide Recharge/Refuel Locations Than Any Other Solution. – Eliminates The Need For Extension Cords More Than Any Other Solution. – Able To Produce More Power From A Clean Grid Than Any Other Solution. – Easier To Glass-Encapsulate, To Avoid Accidents, Than Any Other Solution. – Better Able To Load-Balance Energy Demands Than Any Other Solution. – Least Toxic Fuel Than Any Other Solution. – Better Able To Provide Power From Within National Borders Than Any Other Solution. – Exceeds The Metrics Of All Competing Energy Solutions. – Our Patents Cover Over 3000 Energy Storage Chemistries.Tested globally in thousands of test deployments, millions of miles of auto use and in space.We license and design portable power, electric vehicle power and range extenders. We are a developer of clean, green, safe, recyclable energy solutions. We hold one of the premiere patent portfolios for in-house engineered energy storage. We are an expert in time-shifted energy deployment.Who else thinks this is a great solution? These folks, from both parties, for a start:

 

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Clean, mobile, long-lasting, local power.

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 The US Department of Energy has released its final report that collected data from more than 180 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) over a six year period from 2005–2011. Within this period the vehicles made more than 500,000 trips and travelled more than 3.6 million miles, impleting more than 33,000 fill-ups at refuelling stations across the USA. The project found that these vehicles achieved more than twice the efficiency of today’s gasoline vehicles with refuelling times of five minutes average. The report comes as the world’s major automakers prepare to commercially deploy FCEV from as early as next year and is a positive reminder of the benefits the technology can offer.Our technology includes patent-protected glass-encapsulation technology which prevents solvents and moisture from degrading the energy storage materials.A leader in innovation and the delivering of the key solution for reducing dependence on foreign oil; Our engineers are the inventors of patented hot-swap transportable energy storage, the Fuel Cassettes®; Endless-EV™ range-extenders, electric vehicle power plants, and gas station-pumpable encapsulation bead storage compounds.We deploy proprietary solar, inductive, wind, fuel cell and battery hybridization which are technologies that have been proven for decades by NASA, the Department of Defense, the aerospace industry, Federal energy agencies and in universities around the world.The Energy Station™ and the Fuel Dock+ provide a single, highly scalable architecture, that can deliver power resources for: homes, offices, special events, hosting centers, portable soldier power, rack-mount markets, cell tower back-up, home power, forklift power, portable generators, boating power, camping power, portable electronics, aircraft power, neighborhood power, co-generation power, solar panel intermittency elimination, wind intermittency elimination, and back-up power.Winner: Congressional commendation & federal grant award. Awardee: Multiple issued U.S. patents. We hold patents on all core technology disclosed on this website.Be prepared for any disaster with our power technology.


Hyundai’ says: “…simply more efficient than batteries”
“Those looking to spice up a dinner party should seat John Krafcik and Carlos Ghosn next to each other should they get the opportunity. Krafcik, who runs North American operations for Hyundai, recently appeared to take a poker to the concept of battery-electric vehicles, which have long been espoused by Nissan-Renault chief Ghosn, and pushed his weight behind hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Krafcik, in an interview with Plug In Cars, noted that most EVs have to carry around about a half-ton of batteries, whether fully charged or tapped out. Additionally, batteries lose about one percent of their capacity each day they’re not used, while recharging them from anything other than a quick charger takes far longer than refilling a fuel-cell vehicle with hydrogen. Krafcik said this all points to what he called “so much inherent waste and inefficiency” in battery electric vehicles.
 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the UCAR/NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research say:
“We engaged in a comprehensive analysis using global modeling methods that looks at relationships between deaths and exposure to particulate matter and ozone: air pollutants indirectly influenced by climate change. They found that 500,000 premature deaths could be avoided by the year 2030, of which two-thirds would be in China. By 2050, 800,000 to 1.8 million premature deaths could be avoided. Reductions in premature deaths from particulate air pollution (CPD plus lung cancer) and ozone (respiratory) in 2030 and 2050 (deaths per year per 1,000 km). Petrochemicals cause cancer. Actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contact with petroleum reduce air pollutants, bringing co-benefits for air quality and human health and overall reduction in Cancer. Previous studies of this sort of thing typically looked at near-term and local benefits, neglecting the long-range transport of air pollutants, long-term changes in populations and the effects of climate change on air quality”  So the next time someone tells you fossil fuels are cheaper, remind them that there’s a lot more to it than the price at the pump.”

Proof of Technology
Here are many examples of the technology in use commercially:
 
Where can you see our technology at work?:Clean, green, bountiful, non-carcinogenic, efficient, long-range energy is something the “other guys” can’t compete with. History and scientific fact has now proven that our solid-state chemical energy systems were (as predicted), and are, the best bet for national energy independence for each country, dependable long range vehicle systems, aerospace technologies, retail long-duration power and many other needs. You can find third parties selling our technology in major retail stores, government supply shops and OEM builds around the world.NASA, global drone programs, major electronics groups, boating companies, tactical teams, aerospace leaders, national governments and hundreds of companies around the world demand the technology for their energy solution. Millions of miles without incident on land, sea, air and in space. Here is a very small sample of the technology, fully functional, shipping globally by partners, clients and duplicators:
An extensive set of hundreds of additional in-use referrals is now available…
Why Does Elon Musk go out of his way to sabotage this technology? Read this: Countering_the_anti-hydrogen_trolls_and_shills_1-21.pdf

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ENERGY: A Top Solution For Clean Energy Vehicles

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For Hybrids, Fuel Cell Direct, EV Battery Range Extension, Off-grid charging. Our technology is a hot-swap-capable, unlimited range energy systems which can be fuelled anywhere. With the market crashes and changing economic  conditions, less people have homes and more people have apartments. Generally, you can't plug an electric car in at an apartment or leave extensions cords trailing across the side-walk. Our technology eliminates the need for extension cords. Our technology allows you to take fuel for a drive across the U.S. in a high-range electric car in one load. Forget about extension cords for your electric car. Charge in apartments, hotels, offices and at home. Medium size Fuel Cassettes™ have a pop-out roller wheel and a slide-up handle so you can just wheel them from car-to-home, car-to-office or device-to-plug in any office building, apartment complex, hotel or other location. The market has spoken loud and clear. It is now proven that consumers are totally unwilling to buy an electric car they have to wait 5, 10, or up to 80 minutes, to refuel. Period. With Lim-Pac technology the wait is less than 50 SECONDS! Lim-Pac predicted this pain-point in the market over a decade ago; and solved it!
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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars look to overtake electric autos - CNN.com By Vanessa Ko , for CNNCNN.com (CNN) -- As electric cars try to forge more than just a niche in the market, the auto industry is already looking to another form of clean technology that could overtake today's battery-powered vehicles.Commitments by automobile manufactures to develop hydrogen fuel-cell cars have surged in recent months. Toyota, Hyundai, Daimler and Honda announced plans to build vehicles that run on the most abundant element in the universe and emit only water vapor as a byproduct."A lot of auto makers believe the fuel-cell vehicle is just a better performing vehicle and just makes more sense," said Kevin See, a senior analyst of electric vehicles at Lux Research in Boston. A fuel-cell-powered car can travel much longer distances than battery-powered ones before needing to be refueled, and fuel cells can be more readily used in large vehicles like trucks and SUVs. Hyundai has annouced that it will offer a fuel-cell version of its ix35 sport utility vehicle (known as the Tucson in the U.S.) on lease by the end of this year. It plans to make up to 1,000 fuel-cell cars by 2015 and thereafter 10,000 fuel-cell cars per year.  © Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
General Motors, once a very public leader in the move to develop hydrogen fuel cells for transportation use, has been pretty quiet on the subject for the past decade.Recently though, GM announced a joint venture with Honda to build a fuel cell manufacturing plant, and, with the U.S. Army, has begun testing a military vehicle, the ZH2, that’s based on a heavily modified, fuel cell powered Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup. GM has invested at least $2.5 billion in the technology in just the past two decades. Charles Freese, GM’s global head of fuel cell development, sat down with Trucks.com recently to discuss the automaker’s approach — he calls it a land-sea-air technology — and what the future might hold for fuel cells. Here is an edited version of the conversation: You’ve developed the Chevrolet ZH2 military fuel cell truck, but you don’t have a civilian vehicle. Why? We haven’t announced a vehicle program yet, but we have announced that we are building the plant to build the propulsion systems that will be used by vehicles from both Honda and GM. The ZH2 program is an opportunity to get synergy from something both we and the military are interested in.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2. (Photo: Ryan ZumMallen/Trucks.com)

We wanted with the ZH2 to evaluate how the technology performs in a true off-road vehicle, a pickup truck with extreme capabilities, and we’re trying to leverage what fuel cells offer that other technologies are not as well-equipped to offer. We have a big vehicle with 300-400 miles of range, and we can also offer twice the efficiency of an internal combustion engine with all the torque needed for four-wheel drive and rock-crawling. We’ve got approach and departure angles that are better than a Humvee. Such as? We had people up on hillside one night, waiting for the ZH2 so they could take pictures of it, and they couldn’t hear it coming. That ability to have stealthy operation and a low thermal signature, which we deliver with a fuel cell electric drive system, is very desirable for the military. They don’t want to be detected. And then add to that the ability to export 25 to 50 kiloWatts of power [from the fuel cell], which could run a field hospital, or a laser targeting system, even a high-energy weapon. And you don’t need a big Humvee towing a diesel generator, which is bulky and very noisy. And then the fuel cell produces water, which is very valuable in battlefield conditions. And hydrogen is just a way to store energy, so you can make it from whatever is in the field, from wind, solar, jet fuel, natural gas, any petroleum source.

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell - Is This Car From the Future ...

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Toyota's Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle To Hit Streets ...

Toyota's "car of the future" Comment; Share; ... is the company's new fuel cell vehicle that can travel hundreds of miles on one tank of hydrogen , ...
 
 
 

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INFO: Our Top In-House Skills List

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OUR TOP SKILLS INCLUDE:

Analysis - Qualitative

Art Direction

Competitor Counter-Measures

Content Producing

Global Process Improvement

Invention

Operations

Product Creation and Development

Program Direction

Public Policy Operations

R&D

Social Media Development

Start-up venture C & D Positions

Strategic Planning

Which Are Supported By Our Experience In, and Aptitude For,:

3D Computer Graphics

Ad Traffic

Brand Management Marketing

Brand Management Sales

Business Analysis

Business Development

Business Solutions

Campaign Optimization

Client Relations

Collateral Management

Communications-Support

Congressional Research

Copy Writing

Corporate Operations

CRM

Customer Service Face-to-Face Support

Customer Service Frontline Support

Diplomacy

Display Advertising

DRM

e-Business

e-Commerce

Engineering Process/Process Control

Engineering Project Management

Engineering R & D

Event Coordination

Executive Management

Executive Planning

Face-to-Face Support

Federal and International Law Enforcement

Graphic Design Specialist

Graphics & Desktop Publishing

Intelligence Operations

IT Business Solutions

IT Corporate Trainer

Legal Patent / Trademark / Intellectual Property

Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications-Management

Marketing Creative Services

Marketing Customer Relationship Marketing

Media Metrics

Media Relations

Model Making

National Internet Marketing

Office Management

Online Advertising

Online Media

Photoshop

Product / Brand Management

Project Management

Project Manager

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Public Relations

Quality Assurance QA

Sales Consultative Sales

Sales Enterprise Sales

Sales Field Sales

Senior Management

Sharepoint Organization

Trade Show Coordination

Training & Development

Transparency Programs

UI/UX Research

Venture Capital

Web Development Content Maintenance

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ENERGY: TOP MODERN ENERGY SOLUTION

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THE TOP MODERN ENERGY SOLUTION IN THE WORLD!

Use solar, hydrogen, battery, petrol and other technologies in one system. This is your "forever energy solution". Award-winning, patented, Congressionally acclaimed, working energy solutions. Energy With Attitude TM The first company in the mobile fuel cell space. The originators of the mobile fuel cell power pack. "GREAT SCOTT!" TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO AND THEN CONTACT US TO SEE HOW TO MAKE YOUR FCV CAR FUEL, AT HOME, AND POWER YOUR CAR FOR TWO THOUSAND MILES WITHOUT HUNTING FOR A FUEL STATION: 

CLICK TO WATCH OR DOWNLOAD VIDEO >> : toyota fuel cell.mp4
 
OUR TECHNOLOGY NOW MATES TO, AND RANGE-EXTENDS, ANY HONDA, TOYOTA, FORD, BMW, HYUNDAI, KIA, MERCEDES, AND OTHER FUEL CELL VEHICLE, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! ADD THOUSANDS OF MILES OF RANGE AND NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HUNTING FOR A FUEL STATION AGAIN!
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Is it clean and non-toxic? You can use solar, wind, bio-waste, geo-thermal, water and more, to generate free, or low cost, energy from domestic resources. Make your energy go farther, more safely, than any competing solution. 
 

 
THE LIM-PACTM POWER PACK BEATS EVERYTHING ON THE MARKET!  Organic-based battery, power source and fuel production in one system, scalable from pocket-size to freight-train size. In use, around the world, by NASA, all branches of the armed forces, the medical industry, camping industries and organizations in every country. Patented, Fuel Cell-based, Clean, Efficient, Non-toxic, Domestic sourced, Instant recharge, Sustainable, Non-explosive, Low Cost, Light-weight, Longer duration, Self-repairing, Longer-range; Power from Water, Solar and Organic Waste Materials.
  • Lasts longer than any other commercial battery.
  • Runs safer than any other commercial battery.
  • Gives you more range, in mobile, vehicle and transport systems, than any other commercial battery.
  • Can be recharged, or powered, by more sustainable sources, than any other commercial battery.
  • Can use more domestic resources than any other commercial battery.
Nothing on Earth can offer you these advantages:
  • One little cube can power your phone, your car, your house, your RV or your city!
  • Fuel storage and energy output in one little blue square.
  • Zero-issue about whether or not "it works": Featuring technology now in use, and proven by: NASA, The Pentagon, The Navy Seals, and the Olympics.
  • Fuelled by, either: water, and/or solar and/or or any organic material.
  • Stack them up for power, convenience and customization. Power the smallest, and the biggest, products that need power.
  • Safe, non-toxic, organic, sustainable, efficient, stackable, modular, clean, dependable, self repairing, mobile, easy, instant re-charge.
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Honda's vision of the future -- a car powered by hydrogen

Michael Taylor

  • Honda Motor Company demonstrated its next-generation FCX Concept fuel cell car at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. The vehicle runs on compressed hydrogen gas and can reach speeds up to 100 mph.
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 Ran on: 11-15-2006
 Honda's FCX hydrogen-powered car runs around the Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey. Its fuel cell converts hydrogen into electricity, heat and water. The electricity powers the car. Photo: PAUL CHINN

 

Honda Motor Company demonstrated its next-generation FCX Concept fuel cell car at Laguna Seca Raceway

The future of driving, if Honda has anything to say about it, came to a Monterey County race track Tuesday in the form of a dark red sedan that is slated to be the first fuel cell car on the planet to come off a production line.

The Honda FCX looks like a slightly futuristic version of a blend of cars, especially those made by Honda Motor Co. But by one particular yardstick, the car is special -- it doesn't run on fossil fuel. Instead, a fuel cell car uses hydrogen.

"This is the first purpose-built fuel cell vehicle to be put on the road in the hands of retail customers," said Stephen Ellis, fuel cell marketing manager for American Honda Motor Co. "It's not a car that is remade from some other platform."

Fuel cell cars have been made by several of the world's biggest carmakers, but by and large they were cobbled together from an existing gas- or electric-powered vehicle. Honda itself earlier made a homely looking fuel cell car, one of which has been in use by a Los Angeles family for more than a year.

Honda says that within two years it plans to produce and lease to the public an untold number of cars based on the concept car the company put on display Tuesday. Tentative plans call for leasing the car for perhaps $600 or $700 a month. Automakers typically lease experimental cars to the public rather than sell them outright as a way of retaining control of them.

On Tuesday, Honda rented Laguna Seca Raceway to show off the only two FCX cars the company says exist in the world. Reporters were allowed to take the cars -- each is worth as much as $2 million, according to industry insiders -- around a portion of the race track, past signs encouraging "acceleration," "braking" and other exhortations.

The car performed like any moderately sporty sedan. It is quiet, it has a low center of gravity, and it's relatively fast.

What makes the car unlike any other sedan is its fuel cell stack, a sandwich of plates that generate electricity through an electro-chemical process using a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. The front wheels are driven by an electric motor. The only emission is water vapor.

The hydrogen can be refined from a number of sources, including coal, natural gas and methane.

Being a concept car, the FCX at the race track was far from the finished product. Every time a driver mentioned a possible problem, the reply was that it's a concept car and the problem will be fixed when it's in regular production.

A fuel cell car in regular production? Honda knows it faces enormous barriers as it tries to introduce a completely new way to propel a car.

The biggest problem is where to fuel it. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's long-touted "hydrogen highway" is behind schedule, said Honda's FCX product planner, Christine Ra.

Still, a few stations accommodate fuel cell cars, and more are planned, said Catherine Dun- woody, executive director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, a group of companies that promotes the technology.

"There are 23 in California, mostly in Southern California," Dunwoody said Tuesday, "and 14 more are on the way. Most fuel cell cars fuel at one or two stations, and we need to move to the point where any car can find a station."

UC Davis environmental science Professor Joan Ogden, who specializes in fuel cells, said a study she has seen says that in the next 10 years, there will be a "roll-out of hydrogen cars and stations" in California.

Others think it will take longer.

"Fuel cell cars have real promise to do double duty -- help the climate and end our oil addiction," said David Friedman, research director for vehicle programs at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. "But that future is 20 to 30 years away. All the car companies are working really hard to make fuel cell vehicles a reality, and they deserve praise. Yet there are real hurdles to overcome."

Friedman cited problems of making a fuel cell system start in minus-40 degree weather and making the systems as durable as possible.

"We have to get a fuel cell vehicle that is durable and cheap enough," Friedman said, "and make sure the hydrogen is clean enough. No one will cheer if, at the end of the day, we make all our hydrogen from coal and melt the planet."

As for the economics, Honda Vice President Ben Knight said a fuel cell car can get the equivalent of a gasoline-powered car's 65 miles per gallon. An FCX filled with 8.8 pounds of hydrogen can go about 270 miles, he said.

One unknown is how much a hydrogen retailer -- probably one of the big oil companies -- would charge for hydrogen. Honda also is developing a home refueling station that draws natural gas from a home's utility supply and processes it for hydrogen use.

Then there is the real-world question of what a fuel cell car is like when you have one, day in and day out. Jon Spallino knows.

In June 2005, American Honda began leasing a 2005 Honda FCX to Spallino, a 41-year-old Redondo Beach businessman with a wife and two daughters. The Spallinos became what apparently is the only American family to use a fuel cell car every day, for such things, Spallino says, as "going to the shopping center, to the soccer field and to ballet lessons."

Asked what stood out, Spallino said, "the lack of trouble. I expected technical problems. All that happened was one flat tire."

He said he fills up the car about once a week at Honda's U.S. headquarters in Torrance, and otherwise it behaves like a normal car. Except that he does get a lot of attention, given that "Honda Fuel Cell Powered FCX" is written in giant letters on the side of the car.

"I finally ended up carrying a stack of brochures explaining the car," Spallino said. "All of that was part of the fun."


Fuel cells: electric power from hydrogen fuel

Fuel cells create electricity through an electrochemical process that combines hydrogen and oxygen. Vehicles running on fuel cells would need to be supplied with gaseous hydrogen extracted from a hydrocarbon fuel, such as coal, natural gas, or methane. Honda is developing a home refueling station that draws gas from the home's utility supply and processes it for hydrogen use.

How fuel cells work

Hydrogen fuel is fed into the anode of the fuel cell. Helped by a catalyst, hydrogen atoms are split into electrons and protons.

Electrons are channeled through a circuit to produce electricity.

Protons pass through the proton exchange membrane.

Oxygen enters the cathode and combines with the electrons and protons to form water.

Water vapor and heat are released as byproducts of the reaction.

 


  Analyst View: Fuel Cell Vehicles – Not a Dream but a Plan Download as PDF The European Hydrogen Road Tour 2012 has had a clear message: ‘hydrogen vehicles are already here and ready for mass production from 2014/15onwards’. Seven vehicles – from Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota – participated in a number of events during the tour, with the most buzz generated around the Paris Motor Show. The tour culminates in Copenhagen today amid a flurry of announcements from the automakers about their fuel cell plans. The reaction of some parts of the media to these is perhaps best encapsulated by an article published in the MIT Technology Review on Monday. Titled ‘Hydrogen Cars: A Dream That Won't  Die’ it discusses the renewed interest of automakers in hydrogen fuel cell cars “as the auto industry wrestles with the limitations of battery-poweredelectric vehicles”. Automakers are rather less whimsical than that. Interest has certainly been revived – but it is the interest of the press and the public, not that of the automakers, that needed reviving. For the most part, automakers’ investment in fuel cell technology over the last few years has been relatively steadfast. To call this a ‘dream’ is to mischaracterise long-term strategic planning. It is true, however, that plans sometimes have to change. While battery electric vehicles have been effective in demonstrating the reality of the electric car, they are not yet living up to expectations. Talking to   Reuters  ahead  of the Paris Motor Show, Hyundai’s fuel cell group director Tae Won Lim said,   "Battery electric car makers entered the market too early without  resolving problems such as range anxiety and costs. It was a hasty approach”. Few can really dispute that. Nissan executive Andy Palmer told   reporters last week that sales of the all-electric Nissan Leaf continue to disappoint: “The   uptake isn’t as strong as we first hoped”. GM saw record sales of its Chevrolet Volt in August, shifting 2,800 – but it appears this is off the back of steep   discounts, cutting the cost of the car by almost 25%. Sales still fall well   short of expectations: GM hoped to sell 45,000 this year. Toyota, meanwhile, has dramatically scaled back its plans for battery vehicles. The eQ, Toyota’s all-electric version of the iQ initially slated for mass production, will now see a very limited production run of about 100. "The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society's needs, whether it may   be the distance the cars can run, or the costs, or how it takes a long time to charge," Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota's Vice Chairman commented on the 24th of September. Enter the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). In an interview five days later, Gerald Killmann of Toyota Europe said that the company is planning to begin series production of a fuel cell Toyota Prius in 2014, and from 2015 to market the car in Japan, the US and Europe. Of course challenges remain; Toyota is relying on policy support to ensure these early markets have sufficient hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, while the company itself needs to bring the cost of the car down substantially, cutting 30 to 40% off the current ‘price’ of just under €100,000 – but this is clearly considered  achievable. As for pure electric vehicles, Toyota, Killmann said, will revisit battery cars “when better batteries become available”. In fact, in the space  of the week leading up to the Paris Motor Show, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda all reconfirmed their long-stated intentions to commercially launch FCEV in the very near future. Toyota announcedan improved stack, to be used   in the sedan-type FCV scheduled for launch around 2015 (exactly how this fits in with plans for the fuel cell Prius must still be clarified – Toyota has also been seen road testing its fuel cell technology using its existing Lexus platform). At a press conference Honda’s President and CEO, Takanobu Ito, reiterated the company’s plans to release its next-generation Fuel Cell Vehicle “sequentially in Japan, the US and Europe starting in 2015”. He also said the company regards FCEV as “the ultimate   environmentally-responsible vehicle”. And Hyundai announced it will begin small series production of its fuel cell ix35 in December of this year, building up to 1,000 ix35 FCEV on the road by 2015 and mass production beyond that. Hyundai’s fuel cell programme was launched in 1998, targeting series production of fuel cell vehicles by the end of 2012 and consumer sales by 2015, and it has kept a remarkably steady eye on this target. Daimler has been no less committed to fuel cell technology, and is something of a veteran of taking it on the road: in the first half of 2011 the Mercedes  F-Cell World Drive  took three Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL fuel cell vehicles around the globe.It was a convincing demonstration of the readiness of the technology – and theneed for hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. Daimler has also been targeting a 2014/15 commercial release date and appears to be on-track. During the course of the 2012 European Hydrogen Road Tour, a Daimler   representative again confirmed in a panel discussion that the company plans to commercially launch its fuel cell vehicle around 2015, although this was   not accompanied by an official statement. Daimler has since early 2010 had a strategic partnership with Renault–Nissan, and rumours emerged in the German press last week that this collaboration may now be extended to fuel cell technology. If so, it wouldn’t be a first for Daimler: the company has been working closely with Ford on fuel cell development in the form of the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. (AFCC). Ford’s FCEV commercialisation plans are longer term, but Nissan has been more prominent of late, announcing a next-generation fuel cell stack last year and showing its TeRRA fuel cell concept car at the Paris Motor Show this year. Battery electric vehicles in their current incarnation are less than practical for most drivers on three counts: range, ‘refuelling’ time, and cost. Fuel cell technology will solve the first two of those problems. As for the third, costs of both batteries and fuel cells will come down and are  expected to converge with the costs of other drivetrain technologies around 2025. Why pursue electromobility at all? Increased efficiency of the internal combustion engine, biofuels and hybrids will take us a considerable way towards decarbonising transportation, but a completely new form of propulsion will be needed to take us all the way. Automakers invest in fuel cell technology to ensure they stay in the game in coming decades. (For an overview ofautomotive fuel cell technology development and the various automakers’ plans for commercialisation, have a look at our recent report ‘Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: The Road Ahead’.) www.fuelcelltoday.com


Powering the future

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could change mobility forever

Around the world, efforts are being made to harness the power of hydrogen,
the most abundant element in the universe.
Recognizing hydrogen's vast potential as a clean energy source,
Toyota is actively developing and producing fuel cell vehicles (FCV).
We believe hydrogen can help us contribute to
the next 100 years of the automobile.

Development Concept

MIRAI

Need to build a hydrogen-based society

Zero CO2 emissions

Using hydrogen results in zero CO2 emissions.
The chemical reaction H2+½O2→H2O points the way to a brighter future.

Stable eco-friendly supply

  • Can be produced from a wide range of primary energy sources

    Because hydrogen can be produced from a wide range of primary energy sources, unlike fossil fuels, there is no need to worry about resources becoming depleted, meaning that a stable supply can be relied on.

  • Energy for local production and local use

    Through hydrolysis, electricity generated from renewable energy sources (wind power, solar power, etc.) can be stored as hydrogen for power supply. By additionally returning surplus electricity to the grid, power wastage can be prevented. Establishing a system of this kind can also reduce energy risk on islands and in other remote areas.

  • Canceling out uctuations in energy supply from renewable sources

    The amount of energy that can be generated by renewable sources fluctuates greatly under the infuence of natural conditions. By converting the electricity generated to hydrogen, it can be stored and easily transported to meet demand.

Fuel cell vehicles are leading innovation
in two key areas.

Depending on how we embrace fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen as an energy source,
the potential results could change the world and bring about innovations that far exceed even those of the Prius.

Toyota sees great potential in hydrogen
and fuel cell vehicles.

What is a fuel cell vehicle?

Through the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, fuel cell vehicles generate electricity to power a motor. Instead of gasoline they are fuelled by hydrogen, an environment-friendly energy source that can be produced from a variety of raw materials.
Toyota's efforts to make sustainable mobility a reality with hydrogen started in 1992, even before the release of the Prius. In 2002, Toyota began the world's first limited sales of a fuel cell vehicle, the “Toyota FCHV”, in Japan and the U.S. Toyota has also made use of its hybrid vehicle technology in the development of fuel cell vehicles.

Toyota Fuel Cell System

Hydrogen and oxygen from the air are pulled into the fuel cells in the FC Stack, and electricity is created through a chemical reaction. The result: a responsive—and emission-free—drive.

  • History of development
  • Uses of fuel cell technology

Fuel cell vehicles: not just eco-cars

In addition to excellent environmental credentials, fuel cell vehicles are fun to drive, and also offer convenience and performance.

Pioneering development, starting with the fuel cell manufacturing process.

MIRAI The Mirai, the world's first fuel cell vehicle
for the mass market

The Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS) moves the Mirai

The Mirai features the Toyota Fuel Cell System, which combines fuel cell technology with hybrid technology.
The system is more energy efficient than internal combustion engines, and offers excellent environmental performance without emitting CO2 or other harmful substances during driving. At the same time, the system gives vehicles convenience on a par with conventional gasoline engine vehicles, thanks to a cruising range*1 of roughly 650 km and a refueling time of about three minutes*2.
In addition, the Mirai can serve as a high capacity power supply during emergencies. It is capable of supplying roughly 60 kWh*3 of electricity, with a maximum DC power output of 9 kW*4. When a separately-sold power supply unit is connected, the Mirai converts the DC power from the CHAdeMO power socket located inside the trunk to AC power and can power a vehicle-to-home*5 system or a vehicle-to-load system. Consumer electronics can also be connected directly and used from the interior accessory socket (AC 100 V, 1,500 W).

*1 According to Toyota measurements based on the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's JC08 test cycle; measured by Toyota when refueling at a hydrogen station supplying hydrogen at a pressure of 70 MPa under the SAEe J2601 standard conditions (ambient temperature: 20° C, hydrogen tank pressure when fueled: 10 MPa). Differing amounts of hydrogen will be supplied to the tank if refueling is carried out at hydrogen stations with differing specifications, and the cruising range will therefore also differ accordingly. It is estimated that a cruising range of approximately 700 km can be achieved when fueled under the conditions above at new hydrogen stations scheduled to begin operation from FY2016. Possible cruising range may vary considerably due to usage conditions (weather, traffic congestion, etc.) and driving methods (quick starts, air conditioning, etc.).
*2 As measured by Toyota when refueling at a hydrogen station supplying hydrogen at a pressure of 70 MPa under the SAEe J2601 Standard conditions (ambient temperature: 20°C, hydrogen tank pressure when fueled: 10 MPa). Time will vary depending on hydrogen fueling pressure and ambient temperature.
*3 After DC/AC conversion by power supply unit. Power supply capacity varies according to power supply unit conversion efficiency, amount of remaining hydrogen and power consumption.
*4 Power supply capability varies according to power supply unit specifications (amount of power supplied cannot exceed power supply unit specifications).
*5 Specific residential wiring is required.

A new driving sensation

Fuel cell vehicles offer excellent drivability. This is the result of the fusion of a painstaking design process. The Mirai offers a low center of gravity, aerodynamic performance, optimal weight layout, and a highly rigid body. These features, combined with the car's engineless, motor-driven performance, create a driving experience that is smooth, safe, quiet and fun.

Design based on experience and knowledge

The unique and impressive design of the Mirai is perfect for a fuel cell vehicle:
it reflects the revolutionary nature of the technology.

Toyota's in-house fuel cell technology development

Whereas many manufacturers procure high-pressure hydrogen tanks, etc., from outside sources, Toyota is developing its FC system (including the FC stack) in-house.
Our dedication to manufacturing always drives us to do as much as we can ourselves.

Providing free access to fuel cell-related patent licenses

Toyota has given free access to approximately 5,680 fuel cell-related patent licenses (as of January 6, 2015). To promote the widespread early adoption of fuel cell vehicles and build a hydrogen-based society, Toyota is committed to making further active contributions.

FCV video gallery

  • New fuel cell stack fitted on the MIRAI

    Here we present the mechanisms and chemical reactions involved in generating electricity.

    (3min 39ec)

  • Driving performance and quietness of the MIRAI

    Here we present the new sensation of motor-driven response and exceptional quietness, among other features.

    (2min 22sec)

The FCV, which is fueled by the clean energy provided by hydrogen. This is one of Toyota's solutions for one hundred years in the future.

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ENERGY: Seawater Offers a Brand New Way to Produce Clean Energy

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As the world starts to move away from using fossil fuels towards cleaner and greener forms of energy, there seems to be more and more alternatives arising from somewhat unlikely sources. For instance, scientists have just found a way to use seawater as a clean and renewable energy source. By utilizing sunlight, scientists have found that they can turn seawater into hydrogen peroxide (H202), a chemical compound that can then be used to generate electricity in fuel cells. One of the researchers responsible for this new study had this to say about their new find:
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Utilization of solar energy as a primary energy source has been strongly demanded to reduce emissions of harmful and/or greenhouse gases produced by burning fossil fuels. However, large fluctuation of solar energy depending on the length of the daytime is a serious problem. To utilize solar energy in the night time, solar energy should be stored in the form of chemical energy and used as a fuel to produce electricity
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Some may be asking why seawater? Couldn't freshwater work just as well? The answer to that is a firm "no," as gaseous hydrogen production from pure water has a lower solar energy conversion and turns out to be much more difficult to store and transport. For a comparison, one of the tests conducted showed that after 24 hrs, the H202 concentration in seawater reached 48 millimolar; the concentration in pure water only reached 2 millimolar. Researchers found that the negatively charged chlorine in the seawater was responsible for why seawater is such an effective method. The process works using something called a photocatalytic method, one of the first techniques to make H202 production a legitimate option, seeing as how other ways of making H202 requires a good deal of energy as well. This process takes a new photoelectrochemical cell developed to make H202 when the sun shines on the photocatalyst, which then takes in photons and begins certain chemical reactions, essentially creating H202. Though the researchers say they are currently planning to develop a way for low cost and large scale production of H202 of seawater, the process of creating energy still isn't quite as efficient as other methods of producing solar power. However, this is certainly another big step forward as the world moves away from fossil fuels and closer to greener energy sources.
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