Is photovoltaic hydrogen in Italy competitive with traditional fossil fuels?

A. Cuoco, G. Sgalambro, M. Paolucci, L. D'Alessio

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Abstract

We have performed an evaluation of the end-use price of photovoltaically produced hydrogen. Our evaluation is optimistic as current estimates of photovoltaic energy costs by other authors generally correspond to higher figures, and evaluations of process and transportation costs have usually taken into acount only the main components. Hydrogen is considered to be tax-free. A more realistic evaluation should be based on a fractional tax reduction over the short term, followed by full taxation in later years. Under these conditions, photovoltaic hydrogen as a fuel has proved to be non-competitive except in the transport sector. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303 - 1309
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Pollution
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Cuoco, A., Sgalambro, G., Paolucci, M., & D'Alessio, L. (1995). Is photovoltaic hydrogen in Italy competitive with traditional fossil fuels? Energy, 20(12), 1303 - 1309. https://doi.org/10.1016/0360-5442(95)00078-U