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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 07:54 PM

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind joins 20GW green hydrogen plan in China



July 20, 2019

Goldwind has signed up as one of the first partners in a wind-to-hydrogen project in northeast China that eventually wants 20 GW of wind turbines producing green fuel for a new-look clean transportation system.

The project in the city of Baicheng, Jilin province – which also aims to eventually harness 15 GW of solar PV – is the largest yet announced in China to explicitly integrate renewable generation and hydrogen infrastructure within a so-called “hydrogen valley” producing more than one million tonnes of the fuel annually by 2035....

... Like other wind-rich areas of China, Baicheng’s grid faces problems accommodating power from the 4.65GW of existing wind and solar capacity serving the city, leading to curtailment of output. A hydrogen infrastructure is seen as an ideal outlet for putting unused generation potential to good use.

Otherwise curtailed, the stranded wind power would serve as a cheap energy source for hydrogen production. Using existing wind capacity, the cost for production is estimated at 20-22 yuan per kilogram (kg) ($2.91-3.2/kg), leading to a less than 45 yuan/kg fuel cost in the fueling station, Gan Yong, a former vice president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering told a recent meeting on hydrogen development.

The expert believes the city could eventually cut the cost to under 40 yuan/kg, as distributed grid and power trading schemes will further push down the wind prices. At that level, hydrogen-fueled vehicles would be able to compete with traditional transportation, he said.

Baicheng’s plan is just one example of greater ambition in Chinese local government to invest in the hydrogen industry... more: https://www.evwind.es/2019/07/20/goldwind-joins-20gw-hydrogen-plan-in-china/68122





With offices and facilities throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas, Goldwind employs over 6,000 staff and combined, has an installed capacity base of 38 gigawatts (GW) across six continents...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldwind



Question for Hydrogen Scholars here on DI:

Do YOU Think that, in the future, there will be MORE excess renewable energy

or

LESS Excess renewable energy?


From the article: "Like other wind-rich areas of China, Baicheng’s grid faces problems accommodating power from the 4.65GW of existing wind and solar capacity serving the city, leading to curtailment of output. A hydrogen infrastructure is seen as an ideal outlet for putting unused generation potential to good use."

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 09:49 PM

1. Cool, maybe one day in the future China will quit being the world's #1 polluter nation..............

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:12 AM

2. Guess the tons of birds killed by windmills is a small price to pay

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:39 AM

3. ya might wanna do a bit of research on that . . .

"...for every one bird killed by a wind turbine, nuclear and fossil fuel powered plants killed 2,118 birds..."

http://theconversation.com/wind-farms-are-hardly-the-bird-slayers-theyre-made-out-to-be-heres-why-79567

hmmmm . . . .

All I did was cut copy and paste your words "tons of birds killed by windmills" and cliked "search"

Google came back with

" About 26,400,000 results (0.72 seconds) "

hmmmm



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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:38 AM

4. anyone not for wind power in that search?

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