H is for clean, alternative power: Singapore looking to producing hydrogen with solar energy

(From left) SP Group deputy director Lu Yang; Mr Goh Chee Kiong, chief executive of SP Group's new energies business; and SP Group senior engineer Sethu Sundar Pethaiah standing in front of a hydrogen energy system at its concept lab in Woodleigh.
(From left) SP Group deputy director Lu Yang; Mr Goh Chee Kiong, chief executive of SP Group's new energies business; and SP Group senior engineer Sethu Sundar Pethaiah standing in front of a hydrogen energy system at its concept lab in Woodleigh. ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
These solar panels are part of SP Group's trial off-grid system, which uses solar energy to charge up a hydrogen fuel cell, an emerging technology that may help Singapore reduce its fossil fuel reliance.
These solar panels are part of SP Group's trial off-grid system, which uses solar energy to charge up a hydrogen fuel cell, an emerging technology that may help Singapore reduce its fossil fuel reliance.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

Singapore looking to producing hydrogen the zero-emissions way by tapping solar energy

As fossil fuels burn to feed the world's hunger for energy, the blanket of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is thickening.

But as temperatures climb and extreme weather events pummel various parts of the world, nations are starting to realise that greener ways of powering cities and economies are needed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 29, 2020, with the headline 'H is for clean, alternative power'. Print Edition | Subscribe