Monday, January 29, 2007

Hydrogen - a good use for wind power

A recent post on Zaius Nation challenged the popular conception that hydrogen could be used as a green fuel source. Since it takes more energy to make hydrogen from water than can be recovered from burning it, its a net energy sink. Rather it is suggested that hydrogen should be thought of as a battery. One of the drawbacks of wind power, is that the wind is variable, and therefore can't produce a consistent amount of power. But if wind power were turned to distilling hydrogen, then the hydrogen could be stored and used when needed.

2 comments:

K T Cat said...

This new learning amazes me. Tell me again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.

:-)

Kelly the dog said...

Well you see, you start with a large wooden badger...