USA: HyperSolar Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced that its nanoparticle technology is now capable of producing 0.75 volts of electricity.
This achievement represents a dramatic power increase over the previous power output of 0.2 volts.
“We are very pleased with the progress made by our team,” stated Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “Increasing the voltage is the key to achieving commercial success. We now have a clear path forward to reach our goal of open circuit voltage of 1.5 volts with 10 percent conversion efficiency to cost effectively split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
"Commercially available solar cells are simply too expensive for water splitting. Our novel nanoparticles are designed to use very low cost and Earth abundant materials to convert sunlight into electricity.”