Nel, First Solar to develop PV H2 power plants

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA, has entered a collaboration with solar company First Solar Inc. to develop integrated Photo Voltaic (PV) Hydrogen power plants.

Initially, First Solar and Nel will collaborate to develop an integrated power plant control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The network architecture will enable optimization of PV-electrolyzer hybrid projects, resulting in lowest total cost of hydrogen and electricity. The parties will over time explore further ways of optimizing and integrating technology elements throughout the solar and hydrogen production plant.