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New Mexico Firm to Build First Utility-Scale Hydrogen Power Plant

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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A New Mexico-based company has announced plans to build what it is calling, the world’s first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant.

Although most-often discussed as a high-efficiency transportation fuel, hydrogen’s role in other sectors of the energy landscape is also making headway. On Wednesday, Jetstream Wind Inc. announced it has broken ground on a new $219 million plant in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico that would use electricity from wind, solar and “other renewable energy sources” to split water into hydrogen and oxygen using a process called electrolysis. The resulting hydrogen would then be burned to spin turbines, similar to those found in natural gas plants.




The 10-megawatt New Mexico plant would be designed to smooth the natural variability of the energy created by wind and solar generators, creating enough electricity to power about 6,000 homes and businesses.



Well, a 10MW clean power plant is a good start, I suppose. Now if they could just build like 100,000 more power plants.......




posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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Looks like a big hoax to me.

It practically takes more energy to break down water into H2 and O2 then what you get after burning that H2 again. So in fact they would be consuming energy not producing any.

Investors, you have been warned.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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Not if they implement one of the newer HHO technologies, or the Blacklight Process, or something like that......



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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It is definitely worth keeping an eye on ... but methinks there will be a huge explosion and the place will be abandoned. Clean energy is not on the agenda of PTB.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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The inherent problems with solar and wind power is that when there is no sun or wind, there is no power.

By converting the electricity made when the sun and wind are available into Hydrogen through electrolosis, you create an effecient storage medium that can be used when sun and wind are not available.

Will energy be lost? Absolutely! But you will even out your electricity production so that it won't be feast or famine on the grid.


Also, by converting the electricity to Hydrogen, you've also changed it into a form that could be transported long distances to regions that can't make efficient use of renewable energy sources, but still want to produce clean power.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:25 AM
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Not a hoax - just a means of storing energy from 'cyclic' sources like wind and solar for release during quiet times. They might also make a few bucks on the side if they bottle and sell the pure oxygen but, overall, there will be more energy going into the plant than ever comes back out so the whole process can be compared to a pumped storage type hydro scheme.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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No, this is a revolutionary process developed by Blacklight that violates Einstein's bogus theories of quantum physics.



www.blacklightpower.com...


The media report you are reading is a bunch of spin doctoring trying to keep what's really taking place hush hush.

This is new technology that Einsteinian relativists can't explain.



[edit on 17-7-2009 by mnemeth1]



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:13 AM
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You have losses converting solar or wind to electricity.
Then you will have more losses converting electricity to hydrogen.
And still more losses converting hydrogen back to electricity.

the efficiency of solar or wind is about 10 to 20%
the efficiency of converting electricity to hydrogen is about 20%
the efficiency of burning hydrogen to make power is about 20%

The efficiency of taking solar or wind and making electricity then making hydrogen then burning the hydrogen to make electricity would be about .4 to.8%

Why not just put the power from the wind or solar directly on the grid.

This is a scam. just look up the efficiency of each step of the system.


The 10-megawatt New Mexico plant would be designed to smooth the natural variability of the energy created by wind and solar generators, creating enough electricity to power about 6,000 homes and businesses.


its going to take about 150 megawatts of solar or wind to make 10 megawatt in this plant.


[edit on 17-7-2009 by ANNED]



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 07:34 AM
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Great stuff, mnemeth1.


The Blacklight Process, as far as I can tell, is the best new energy tech out there right now.



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