‘Inherit the Wind’ – And the Hydrogen

Electrolyser technology using solar or wind power to convert water to hydrogen would seem to be an ideal option for Island communities. Thats certainly the idea of a number of Irish communities highlighted in this article by Lorna Siggins in Afloat.ie:

“Using green hydrogen to supply island energy needs is the theme of several projects which Irish offshore communities and universities are involved in.

“A consortium of Irish islands led by Kerry’s Valentia Island Co-op and Rathlin, Co Antrim is examining the feasibility of combining offshore wind with electrolyser technology to convert water to hydrogen.

“The Aran islands are involved in this and several parallel projects, including work at NUI Galway (NUIG).”Full text of article at this link:

https://afloat.ie/…/49134-islands-nui-galway…

Image: Valentia Island Co Kerry – credit with article at Afloat.ie link above.

Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (27th January 2021)

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