SolarPower Europe members, Meyer Burges and European Energy, with Ecosolifer, in partnership with Hydrogenics, have launched an Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) proposal for a solar to hydrogen facility.
The project proposal entitled ‘Silver Frog’ foresees the construction of a 2GW/year solar PV manufacturing facility. The facility would provide over 10GW of installed PV capacity, also including wind, for the production of 100% renewable hydrogen, transported by gas pipelines to hard-to-decarbonise industries, such as steel or chemicals.
Over a period of eight years, the project is estimated to produce 800,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen and reduce eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
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