ELECTROLYTIC HYDROGEN PRODUCTION INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS EVALUATION. FINAL SUBCONTRACT REPORT
Fuel-cell electric vehicles have the potential to provide the range, acceleration, rapid refueling times. and other creature comforts associated with gasoline-powered vehicles, but with virtually no environmental degradation. This study evaluates an approach to providing hydrogen fuel: the electrolysis of water using off-peak electricity. The authors estimate the necessary price of off-peak electricity that would make electrolytic hydrogen costs competitive with gasoline on a per-mile basis, assuming that the electrolyzer systems are manufactured in relatively high volumes compared to current production. They then compare this off-peak electricity price goal with actual current utility residential prices across the U.S.
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- THOMAS, C E
- Kuhn, I F
- Publication Date: 1995-9
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Cost control; Electric power supply; Energy storage systems; Off peak periods
- Old TRIS Terms: Electrolytic hydrogen production
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00729905
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NREL/TP-463-7903
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1997 12:00AM