chapter  14
30 Pages

Life Cycle Analysis and Economic Assessment of Solar Hydrogen

ByAnton Meier

H2 and electricity will likely become the main energy carriers in future low-carbon energy systems. Long-term energy scenarios such as the Energy Technology Perspectives of the International Energy Agency (IEA) [1] and the World Energy Technology Outlook 2050 (WETO-H2) of the European Commission (EC) [2] predict considerable market penetration of emerging H2 production and end use technologies [3]. H2 is expected to be particularly

CONTENTS

14.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 537 14.1.1 Objectives and Scope ............................................................................................. 538 14.1.2 System Boundary Denition ................................................................................ 538

14.2 Methodology ...................................................................................................................... 539 14.2.1 Ecological Assessment .......................................................................................... 539 14.2.2 Economic Assessment ...........................................................................................540 14.2.3 Eco-Efciency .........................................................................................................540