Tesla Powerwall rival wants to bring hydrogen to its home
Size of Tesla Inc.’s Powerwall, but can store up to 3 times more energy in the long term.
A new hydrogen base energy storage system is promising for homes,
And businesses being developed by Australian startup Lavo Hydrogen Technology Limited.
Technology, develop with scientists at the University of New South Wales,
uses electricity from rooftop solar panels to produce hydrogen. From water by electrolysis.
The gas store in a metal-hydride container & is transfer into electricity when using a fuel-cell.
Lavo CEO Alan Yu said Australia’s world beating rooftop solar take up rates make it an ideal starting market.
From November, Unit will go on sale with installations beginning in June 2021 subject to final approval.
Company thinks to give 10000 units per year by 2022.
Yu said in a phone interview that Mission is to try & change the way people live with energy.
Companies & governments have raise billions of dollars in hydrogen as potential cleaners for fossil fuels such as natural gas.
Nevertheless, the commercial application of fuels for use in heavy transport and industrial processes,
such as steel making is still seen as a number of years.
When the price of the Powerwall triples, the main selling point of the Lavo unit will be its ability to store more energy.
Each system would initially cost a staggering $ 34750 and
According to the company would be able to hold 40 kilowatt hours of power to supply the average household over two days.
Tesla’s powerwall is about 13.5 kilowatt hours.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has take significant steps to develop hydrogen power cars that compete with their own electric vehicles,
arguing that hydrogen storage will never be as efficient as lithium ion batteries can.
Investors are wary of bold claims for new hydrogen technology,
after the startup Nicola Corp’s accusations of making misleading statements about zero emission trucks.
University of Queensland partner Jake Whitehead said the lab is incredibly difficult to deploy on a commercial scale,
whose research has largely investigated the challenges of hydrogen storage.
Further, he stated that electrolyzers require too much electricity.
And suggested that many domestic solar arrays may not generate enough electricity to run the system efficiently.
Yu acknowledges that the high cost of the system may initially limit interest for energy technology enthusiasts,
but he calls it a diesel generator for small-town rural villages or a compact for communities
And homes Sees the solution as a solution to change. From natural disasters like bushfires to the main grid.