On a windy day, my neighbor's wind turbine makes more power than she needs, so she makes hydrogen with that power and stores it up for a calm day when she needs it, or she can sell it back to the grid. 

Hydrogen Blog Posts


Hydrogen is the lightest element in the universe.  It also holds a great deal of potential energy, which makes it a versatile energy storage medium that can be produced on-site, transported or even mixed with natural gas to create a cleaner energy supply. Let's talk about how we can use hydrogen (H2) to help us meet Maine's energy needs.


a hydrogen fuel cell

A hydrogen fuel cell at NREL

04/24/2014 - 12:32pm

Erik Wilkinson of ISO New England Steve Hinchman of GridSolar Dan Kelley of Woodward Curran and John Carroll of Iberdrola photo by Kay MannFollowing up on its March 2014 forum on the needs of and issues with the <

02/11/2014 - 5:39pm

Climate Solutions Working Together for Maines Future logoWhile many of us may feel helpless to do anything about climate change, a small coalition of inspired organizations has banded together to create a conference t

01/06/2014 - 10:38pm

Gary Higginbottom of the Hydrogen Energy Center photo by Kay MannOn December 19 2013, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a forum event at Brunswick Landing called, "Accelerating an Innovative &

11/17/2013 - 3:37pm

past winners of the MIT Clean Energy Prize courtesy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology On November 14, 2013, the US Department of Energy announced the opening of the

09/14/2013 - 3:18pm

 the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine logoOn September 3, 2013, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) released a report entitled, "The Clean Technology Sector in Maine 2013".

07/02/2013 - 3:57pm

Joe Pratt of Sandia National Labs studies the feasibility of using hydrogen fuel cells to provide portside power for cargo ships photo by  Steffan SchultzHydrogen fuel cells are already bein

06/05/2013 - 4:56pm

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster logoOn April 4, 2013, the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) released a report entitled, “ Read More...

03/27/2013 - 11:59am

batteries from Fluidic Energy that keep this telecommunications tower operating through power outages courtesy of MIT Technology ReviewIn dreaming of ways to power our electrical grid with renew

01/17/2013 - 7:55pm

A wind turbine in MaineThe penetration of wind power in Europe has reached the point where it is becoming difficult to integrate into the power network.