just a little insane.....
- North Wales
What surplus? It’s all going to be under powering the country because we don’t have a contingency for poor renewable days and no on demand generation. Any increase in production over the next 10 years is already going into home heating and carsNon-surplus electricity?
Hydrogen production using electrolysis is likely to be just one part of a diverse mix.
Like everything, it has it's pros and cons.
The big benefit is producing hydrogen using electrolysis can be done on a small scale, so you potentially you don't need to transport it as much as existing fuels. You're local fuel station is likely to install a hydrogen tank, so if there is a suitable power supply near, adding a production system on-site wouldn't be that big a problem.
The big downside is electrolysis is a pretty inefficient way of generating hydrogen, but it at least means power plants can be kept operating more efficiently, and excess renewable energy isn't wasted.