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The Prospects for Renewable Energy through Hydrogen Energy Systems

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The prospects for renewable energy are enhanced through the use of hydrogen energy systems in which hydrogen is an energy carrier. As easily accessible fossil fuel supplies become scarcer and environmental concerns increase, hydrogen is likely to become an increasingly important chemical energy carrier. As the world’s energy sources become less fossil fuel-based, hydrogen and electricity are expected to be the two dominant energy carriers for the provision of end-use services, in a hydrogen economy. Thus, hydrogen energy systems allow greater use of renewable energy resources. In this paper, the role of hydrogen as an energy carrier and hydrogen energy systems, and their economics, are described and reviewed.

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Rosen, M. (2015) The Prospects for Renewable Energy through Hydrogen Energy Systems. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 3, 373-377. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2015.34050.

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