Gen 1 programme technology uses multi-junction amorphous silicon solar cells, and is designed to provide a clear proof of concept and demonstrate the potential for scalable growth and commercial viability of the Gen 2 programme. SunHydrogen is completing the build-out of the 100 prototype solar hydrogen units that include proprietary solar cell assembly with applied coatings and catalysts, and the housing for safe hydrogen collection.
In 2019, SunHydrogen demonstrated 1000 hours of continuous hydrogen production utilising Gen 1 cell technology, which allowed it to then focus on scaling up the technology. While the overall efficiency of the cells is low, SunHydrogen continues to gain significant and valuable insight during experimentation that it intends to leverage in the development of its Gen 2 nanoparticle technology. SunHydrogen anticipates completing the 100 demonstration units in the beginning of Q2 of 2021, enabling the Company to leverage them as further proof of concept as the Company looks to accelerate its nano-technology development.
SunHydrogen’s Gen 2 programme is one that the Company believes is most economical from a technology and commercial viability standpoint. By gaining and leveraging insights from the Gen 1 programme, Gen 2 technology is well positioned to attain three times the solar-to-hydrogen efficiency and represents a potential tipping point for market-changing hydrogen production.
“These images reflect the progress and strength of the working relationship we have established with Suzhou GH New Energy” said Tim Young, CEO of SunHydrogen, Inc. “As SunHydrogen and its technologies grow in visibility within the energy and renewables sectors as well as global capital markets, it is important for us to ensure potential partners, customers and investors are informed of progress. Suzhou GH New Energy has performed the work on schedule, and has been incredibly insightful in overcoming the design issues we faced last year. We would also like to thank Suzhou Maimaosi Sensor Technology for their diligence and expertise in the electroplating process of the cells, and look forward to sharing additional updates as we determine possible demonstration sites.”
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