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

WELCOME TO MAINE'S CONVERSATION ABOUT HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS

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

 
 
08/11/2011 - 11:55am

Maine's local leaders can learn useful information about how to store renewable energy for low generation periods from this webinar. The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program, the Clean Energy States Alliance, and the Technology Transition Corp.

08/05/2011 - 12:58pm

“Once the big investments in this most CO2-intensive fossil fuel are made...well, fait accompli. The price at the pump is kept low, for another half-decade, anyway, and then forget about investments in electric cars, or in infrastructure to power transportation with renewable energy.”

07/26/2011 - 5:04pm

In July of 2011, the US-DOE released its annual market reports for wind energy, advanced vehicles, and fuel cell technology. All three reports found continued growth in the manufacturing and deployment of clean energy.

07/26/2011 - 1:24pm

In an article published in December of 2010, "Scientific American" reports on the findings of Himadri Pakrasi of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, and colleagues, that a single-celled microbe called cyanobacteriumCyanothece 51142 can make hydrogen in air.

07/22/2011 - 11:58am

On July 20, 2011, the Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition, the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) collaborated to convene the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster 2011 Supply Chain Exchange in Westborough, MA.

07/15/2011 - 4:39pm

Find out if there are jobs related to hydrogen development in Maine in a webinar titled “Where the Jobs Are: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Your Area”.

07/14/2011 - 10:42am

Is your company interested in doing business with the hydrogen and fuel cells industry? The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster Supply Chain Exchange takes place on July 20 in Westborough, MA.

06/30/2011 - 5:14pm

Now, most of us wouldn't dream of leaving Maine in August. We'd all dread having to travel to Cincinnati to attend these concurrent workshops, but if you are bidding on government contracts for construction or power purchase agreements, you may be glad you did.

06/29/2011 - 4:14pm

How is Maine doing in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology? The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program has issued the second annual 2011 "State of the States: Fuel Cells in America" report. The report, written by Fuel Cells 2000, details fuel cell and hydrogen activity and policy in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and includes an analysis of new policies and funding, recent and planned fuel cell and hydrogen installations, and activity by industry and academia.

06/22/2011 - 5:54pm

The Technology Transition Corporation offers a series of webinars entitled,  "Hydrogen Learning for Local Leaders Webinar Series".  Those webinars that have already been presented can be accessed through their archives. The first two below are archived and the third and fourth listings are scheduled in July and August, respectively.