A system to store wind energy in hydrogen and freshwater

More than the half of the world population lives on coasts. In many of these regions there is a deficit of electrical current and freshwater. Higher wind speeds are often available at the coast, so that wind turbines have a higher electrical current yield. But the unsteady wind energy is not storable by the electrical grid itself. So often current is not available when it is required or a surplus of wind power can not be fed into the power grids. Here, a conversion of wind current in 'storable' hydrogen and freshwater provides redress.

Gesamtsystem-1-Windenergiespeicherung-Vanselow-en.jpg System components from above. Foto: K. H. Vanselow, FTZ