Solar panels are comprised of photovoltaic cells that generate energy when protons from the sun's rays knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity
ELVIS is the brain of the system that HydroGenesis configure for each bespoke system deployment. The Energy Level and Virtual Inspection for Safety system that manages the interface between the components and the house power demands.
An inverter is needed to “invert” the DC (Direct Current) power into AC (Alternating Current). Solar panels produce electricity in DC, batteries also store electricity in DC and fuel cells create electricity in DC. So an inverter is needed when using the electricity to power household appliances.
Lithium-ion batteries store energy in chemical form, producing electricity when the lithium ions move across the electrolyte to the positive electrode. They can deliver the demand instantly at a high voltage and amperage large enough for domestic consumption.
The electrolyser splits water into its constituent parts, Hydrogen and Oxygen, with the input of electricity.
Hydrogen is a very high volume gas that doesn't compress easily so a compressor is needed to allow us to store an appropriate amount of energy in a small space
The hydrogen is stored in cylinders that are sized to meet the maximum seasonal demand to bridge the solar shortfall.
The fuel cell generates electricity through an electrochemical reaction - no combustion is involved. In a fuel cell hydrogen and oxygen are combined to produce electricity, heat and water.
Heat from the exothermic fuel cell reaction is captured heating water and the air in the house. Additional heat can also be generated from thermal batteries and from hydrogen powered boilers.
ELVIS sits at the centre of the system and manages the energy flow and demand
Safely integrating the various components and managing the interface between them is the key to the HydroGenesis system.
- We scope the system needs and deploy the required solar array
- ELVIS manages the short- and long-term energy demands and storage
- This ensures all-year round renewable energy is provided
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