The difference is gasoline was a byproduct of oil production, meaning it took very little energy to make, yet has very high energy density. Hydrogen takes a substantial amount of energy to make and offers less energy density or fueling convenience, whether burned in an ICE or used in a fuel cell.Using the reasoning of those who say hydrogen can't work because it's not a redily available fuel, the gasoine automobile should never have worked either.
You're just switching drugs, and dealers are all the same. It appears that solar panels won't be sold at home depot, as dealers buy up the supply and either sell the electricity or lease / sell the home installation.I would prefer not having to "go somewhere and fill up" - gasoline, hydrogen, or ethanol. I would like to cut "big oil" out of the picture as much as possible. What have they done for the average joe lately, other than screw him at the pumps?
No, dude, the price is ON the roof!Home Depot and Ace Hardware are touting solar panels. Of course, you can't buy them off the shelf, you have to talk with customer service and start from there. They have list of local installers. Some solar PV companies are endorsed by Home Depot and Ace Hardware and have brochures of their products at the stores.
But the price.... man, the price.... Is Through the ROOF!
For once, we agree. It's like the parent on the airplane, who should put their oxygen mask on first, before helping their children with their oxygen masks. The civilized world can be no help to the destitute, if their own civilization is collapsing.To the poster that said we should feed the hungry and save the babies... Sorry but if we don't solve the energy crisis we can't afford anymore people. Educated, healthy people require more energy. That is the fact of the situation. Solve the energy problem first. Then you can solve the other problems of the world. Doing anything else only causes more suffering or takes energy away from someone else. Make sense? Good.
Someone please explain, why are people so excited about inefficient and expensive hydrogen fuel cell cars when BEVs are such a superior solution?
I used to think hydrogen was cool until I realized how ridiculously inefficient or unclean the hydrogen process is, how expensive and fragile fuel cells are, and the challenges required to store and distribute hydrogen. Why not just use electricity and skip the middle man?
LOL - pressure vessals are a simple tech, as are pumps.Others want a complicated system of high pressure tanks, hydrogen generation, fuel cells, maintenance schedules, etc.