Advances in Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: Theory, Experiment and Systems Analysis
Chapter 10: Technoeconomic Analysis of PEC Water Splitting at Various Scales
Published:10 Apr 2018
Special Collection: 2018 ebook collection , ECCC Environmental eBooks 1968-2022Series: Energy and Environment
Artjom Maljusch, Michael Wullenkord, 2018. "Technoeconomic Analysis of PEC Water Splitting at Various Scales", Advances in Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: Theory, Experiment and Systems Analysis, S David Tilley, Stephan Lany, Roel van de Krol
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The scope of this chapter is focused on the analysis of the generation of hydrogen employing photoelectrochemical-photovoltaic (PEC-PV) tandem devices via water splitting at various hydrogen production scales. Technoeconomic analyses including process design, inventory analysis, component sizing, life-cycle analysis (LCA), and estimation of cost of produced hydrogen are addressed. Moreover, benchmarking of the PEC-PV technology vs. other hydrogen generation technologies is evaluated and discussed. Additionally, the influence of in-situ generation of excess electricity via active power management (APM) and solar concentration on the technoeconomic aspects of hydrogen generation using PEC-PV technology is analysed. Finally, suggestions and action items for the improvement of the competitive position of the PEC-PV technology will be discussed.