This paper provides an overview of green hydrogen production, focusing on the use of solar energy as a renewable source. The current state and predicted growth of the hydrogen economy are discussed, followed by an examination of existing technologies for solar-based hydrogen production. Two main methods are explored: solar thermal and photovoltaic electrolysis. Cost and efficiency are also considered in the analysis. Finally, recommendations for future solar-to-hydrogen production are presented in the conclusion.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

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