Evaluation of a new continuous type hybrid photo-electrochemical system

Canan Acar*, Sayantan Ghosh, Ibrahim Dincer, Calin Zamfirescu

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In this study, energy, exergy and cost analyses of a continuous type hybrid photoelectrochemical hydrogen production system are performed, and the comparative results are presented. The proposed system has the advantage to eliminate generating waste by converting by-products into commercially viable products. In addition to hydrogen, the system generates Cl2 and NaOH as useful commodities which are desired by various industries. The proposed system is designed to have an annual production capacity of 2.8 kg hydrogen per square meter of heliostat with a production cost of $1/kg hydrogen produced. In addition to converting the by-products into usable commodities, the system emits no pollutants during operation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11112-11124
JournalInternational journal of hydrogen energy
Issue number34
Early online date14 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrogen production
  • Photoelectrochemical system
  • Solar energy
  • Efficiency
  • Cost analysis
  • Emissions


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