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Technology demonstration of large scale photo-electrochemical system for solar hydrogen production - PECSYS

PECSYS is a research and innovation project aimed at demonstrating a system for the solar driven electrochemical hydrogen generation.  The final demonstrator shall consist of several planar modules with an active area >10 m² and is projected to produce more than 10 Kg of hydrogen over a six month period.

The consortium shall test various established PV materials (thin film silicon, crystalline silicon heterojunction and copper indium gallium di-selenide,CIGS) and integrate them with established electrolysers technologies to develop innovative device concepts for integrated photo-electrochemical devices.

The focus shall be on energy efficiency enhancement, scaling up and optimizing the long-term stability of these devices that will go far beyond the current state of the art in terms of performance and cost.


“This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement 735218. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Hydrogen Europe and N.ERGHY”