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The introduction of clean hydrogen to replace merely 5% of a country's natural gas supply would considerably increase demand for hydrogen and lower costs. This will turn out to be a great opportunity for the players in the Hydrogen Energy Storage market. While batteries and pumped water storage facilities can meet the same dispatchable energy needs, they both have limitations that hydrogen energy storage can overcome. Batteries degrade over time and can only store a limited amount of energy, whereas hydrogen fuel can be stored indefinitely and in quantities limited only by the size of storage facilities.
How has COVID-19 had a significant negative impact on the Hydrogen Energy Storage Market?
At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, energy storage was already losing ground: in 2019, annual installations of energy storage technologies fell year over year for the first time in almost a decade. Growth was hampered by waning policy support in important markets and concerns over battery safety, with grid-scale installations declining by 20%. Given that battery production has a particularly complicated supply chain from cells to modules to packs and installers, the 2020 crisis is likely to exacerbate these effects.
Finally in the pre-commercialization stage, the clean hydrogen industry is prepared to contribute significantly to the decarbonisation of our economies. The European Green Deal can achieve its objectives for economic, environmental, and climate change by partnering with clean hydrogen. The adoption and commercial roll-out of clean hydrogen may be significantly delayed as a result of the economic crisis that followed the COVID-19 pandemic. It might even irreparably harm the clean hydrogen industry's ability to fill the gap left by fossil fuels in the energy transition.
Hydrogen Has the Potential to Help Renewables Contribute even more Towards Sustainability
It has the potential to aid with fluctuating renewable energy output, such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind, whose availability does not always meet demand. Hydrogen is one of the most popular solutions for storing renewable energy, and it appears to be the cheapest option for storing electricity for days, weeks, or even months. Energy from renewables can be transported over great distances using hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels, from locations with significant solar and wind resources, such as Australia or Latin America, to energy-hungry cities thousands of kilometres away.
Hydrogen is a Versatile Substance Finding Use in Renewable, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, and Oil Industries
Hydrogen can produce, store, move, and utilise energy in a variety of ways thanks to current technologies. Hydrogen can be produced by a variety of fuels, including renewables, nuclear, natural gas, coal, and oil. It's like liquefied natural gas in that it may be transported as a gas through pipelines or as a liquid by ships (LNG). It may be converted into energy and methane, which can be used to power homes and feed industries, as well as fuels for automobiles, trucks, ships, and planes.
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