“High net energy gains?” I

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    phredd

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    “High net energy gains?” I

"High net energy gains?" I don't think you understand the problem. Hydrogen can be split using electricity generated by solar panels or wind turbines. The question is: Why would you do that? Coverting electricity to hydrogen via electrolysis of water and then combusting the hydrogen is perhaps 30% efficient (optimistically) end-to-end, and that isn't counting any cost for transporting the hydrogen to where you need it.

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