SoHyCal

It consists of a Solar PV Hydrogen production plant in Central California. The project, promoted by H2B2, will be a pioneer in the world, from both technical and commercial point of view, and consists in the construction, financing and operation of a 100% renewable hydrogen production plant with PEM technology, with a nameplate capacity of up to 3,000 kg/day, using renewable energy from a photovoltaic plant.
LEAD DEVELOPER

H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies

PROJECT PARTNERS

H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies
H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies
H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

California Energy Commission (CEC)

MAIN LOCATION

United States

OTHER LOCATIONS

No

Project details

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/year]:

1020

INVESTMENT VOLUME

N.A.

FUNDING
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from solar PV
  • Electricity from biofuels

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser

H2 STORAGE

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Trucking - Compressed H2

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

  • HRS 700 bar
  • HRS 350 bar
END USES

MOBILITY

  • Cars
  • Buses
  • Trucks

ENERGY

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

Project timeline

CURRENT STATUS:

Under construction

2014

N.A.

Start of project development

N.A.

Project finalization

2035


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Business model/business case development

  • Technological readiness/technological performance (e.g. availability, efficiency, duration/lifetime)

  • Permitting and authorization procedures

    Understanding local rules and regulations. Having good relationships with the AHJs.

  • Political backing and buy-in

  • Funding

  • Experienced staff

  • Project's business case

  • Project's governance model

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

N.A.

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.
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