Toshiba Starts Energy Supply Project Using Solar and Hydrogen

(Bloomberg) — Toshiba Corp. began demonstrating an energy-supply system that uses solar power and hydrogen as fuel for
power generation.

Toshiba has set up a system that includes solar panels and
fuel cells at a facility in Kawasaki City in Kanagawa
prefecture, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement Monday.

Solar power is used to electrolyze water and produce
hydrogen, which will be stored in tanks and used in fuel cells
to produce electricity and hot water, according to the
statement.

In times of disaster, the system will use stored hydrogen
to provide about 300 evacuees at the facility with electricity
and hot water for about a week, according to the statement.

The project will run through March 2021, Toshiba said.

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Iain Wilson, Abhay Singh

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