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Systems for Solar Fuels Generation Utilizing PV and Electrolysis

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Technical Report,01 Apr 2016,31 Aug 2016

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University of Delaware Newark United States

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Major Goals Solar Fuels Generation PV and Electrolysis Workshop was held atthe University of Delaware to identify R and D needs to develop systemsfor the generation of fuels and industrial chemicals based onrenewable resources with a particular focus on photovoltaic PVdriven electrolysis for the production of H2. The following researchareas were identified as important opportunities or pinch points thatshould be addressed to help accelerate a transition towards arenewable hydrogen future 1 Advanced electrolyzer designs,catalysts, and membranes 2 Design and control of microgridsystems consisting of multiple generators including fuel cells, storage,and controllers 3 Leveraging free electricity from PV and windfacilities experiencing curtailment due to grid-capacity to generate H2and 4 potential use of CO2 as feed stock for fuels generation. Theseareas are described below as short to long term needs.

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  • Physical Chemistry
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion

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