HyperSolar purchases cells for solar hydrogen production plant

HyperSolar, Inc., a California-based developer of technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, has purchased 6000 triple-junction amorphous silicon solar cells, for use in a plant incorporating HyperSolar’s Gen 1 technology.

In 2018, the company announced its intention to build the plant which has since been a main focus.

For the hydrogen generator, the purchased solar cells must now be customised using protective coatings and catalysts as well as mechanical alterations.

“The identification and acquisition of the required solar cells represent a significant step toward the completion of our potential hydrogen generator, the driving core of the Gen 1 pilot plant,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar.

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