HyperSolar Accelerates Production of Renewable Solar Hydrogen Panels With new Tie-up

HyperSolar is working with Suzhou GH to make the final modifications to the solar cells required to manufacture the Gen 1 hydrogen production panels

HyperSolar Solar Hydrogen Panels

HyperSolar Inc, the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, has announced that it is working with Suzhou GH New Energy, a division of GCL Poly, to make the final modifications to the solar cells required to manufacture the Gen 1 hydrogen production panels to be used in demonstration pilot plants. 

While we have experienced some delays in processing due to COVID-19, the work in China is now ongoing,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “We have evaluated many suppliers globally and have found that our connection to Suzhou GH has been our best and most reliable option. “Our relationship with them has also connected us to other high-quality and economical suppliers for the processing of the cells and building modules.”

In 2019, China issued Patent No. ZL201580026002.0 allowing protection for HyperSolar’s intellectual property in China related to using multi-junction solar cells to produce hydrogen. To further support the economics of the new panel, there is currently no tariff on the solar cells the company buys from China.

Young concluded, “Suzhou GH is the ideal partner to help us finalise our Gen 1 development and begin the process of building demonstration plants.”

HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough, low-cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. Unlike hydrocarbon fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas, where carbon dioxide and other contaminants are released into the atmosphere when used, hydrogen fuel usage produces pure water as the only byproduct. By optimising the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low-cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, to produce environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen.

“Using our low-cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles,” the firm issued in a statement.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.