Semiconductors are used just almost everything produced for electricity power. Lightwave semi has the lead when it comes to H2 production.
Those semis have everything to do with hydrogen.
My apologies for being obtuse, peafunke. But here’s the connection I was getting at…
I believe semiconductors will be used in any successful use of sunlight to generate green hydrogen, and here’s a quote from today’s pr from Sun Hydrogen to back this up:
“Our scientific team is also working closely with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Iowa to integrate existing state-of-the-art, low-cost semiconductors into our nanoparticle-based system to substantially improve the overall power conversion efficiency of our hydrogen panels.”
It seems likely to me that THE lowest cost semiconductors - which will also enable the lowest possible energy consumption during use - will be polymeric. And right now, the name of the game - or the only major “player” - in polymers for semiconductors is Lightwave Logic (LWLG).
What does this have to do with hydrogen??!
The hydrogen generation. More power to them!
Oh, wait… I mean, less power to them!
No, wait… I mean, less power to data centers, computers, automobiles, and much more! LWLG all the way, baby. And with chromophores (think chlorophyll) in a stable plastic the functional heart of their (LWLG’s) technology, I’m intrigued by their potential to assist in development of a hydrogen-generation technology modeled much more closely on “Mother Nature.”
I’ve become convinced they’re failing, and they know it.
Solar-powered artificial LEAF that takes in water from the air and produces hydrogen gas.
I believe this has huge potential in areas with high humidity.
Airbus is modifying the A380 jumbo jet to use hydrogen.
I agree the battery options which are currently available are only a short term solution. This is because long charge times and the short travel distances currently available from a charge make them impracticable for long distance trips.
HYSR is a penny stock - so what do they have going for them?
Might add HYSR to your list—SunHydrogen. Numerous PRs lately since 10/11/2022 about development of its process and receipt of funding. Sunlight + any source of H2O to produce H2.
Thank you!!! I think that is the reference I was thinking of ...
I tried to source that and came up with the following, I don't trust "fact checkers" either but this seems to be accurate:
In 2007 Al Gore said that the Earth was warming to such a degree that the entire Arctic ice cap would melted away by 2014. Today the Arctic ice cap is larger than when Gore made his prediction. I don't believe anything Democrats say or most politicians for that matter.
I'm not totally convinced that climate change isn't just a boogeyman.
One of the reasons is that the government is totally hypocritical.
Solar, battery and nuclear- tech, which will power the future?
It's all about physics and economics.
Nuclear is the only one of the three that is economically and environmentally viable.
Nuclear and hydrogen:
An interesting Wordpress essay that raises some excellent issues. This is a twitter acquaintance and I believe she is a physicist. Some of the issues that I have been concerned about are expressed here and in the comments. I am just quoting because it is more informed than anything I could come up with...
From the comments by Ian Miller:
I agree, batteries are likely part of the solution, short term at least. Until they figure out there's going to be a waste issue in the long run.