Fuel cells are a clean source of energy, usually mentioned in terms of hydrogen power cars. But the renewable energy source can also be used to power homes.
For a look at the world’s largest fuel cell power plant, CCTV’s U-Jean Jung filed the report from South Korea.
- Just an hour’s drive south of Seoul lies Gyunggi Green Energy, the world’s largest fuel cell power plant, producing 440 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
- Fuel cells produce electricity through the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. Nothing gets burned, which means only steam comes out of the chimneys, making the plant ideal for locations closer to densely populated cities. And unlike other renewable energy sources, they can run 24/7, 365 days a year, unaffected by the weather.
- By the year 2035, South Korea hopes to produce 11% of its power using new and renewable energy sources, and experts hope fuel cells could play a pivotal role in meeting that target.