A new white paper entitled “Unlocking the Green Hydrogen Revolution”, has been released by Siemens Gamesa, which sets out a roadmap to drive down the cost of green hydrogen production within the next decade. The paper outlines the path needed to ensure that green hydrogen becomes a mainstream energy source. As per the paper, green hydrogen price parity with fossil-based hydrogen could be achievable from onshore wind by 2030 and offshore wind by 2035 with appropriate policy frameworks and market mechanisms in place.
In its white paper, Siemens Gamesa calls for a joined-up approach to encouraging both market demand and scaling production, highlighting four key requirements to deliver low-cost green hydrogen within the next decade. These key requirements include drastically increasing the capacity of renewables, creating a cost-effective demand-side market for green hydrogen to drive down the costs (including equipment, infrastructure and day-to-day operating costs), developing the supply chain, and building the right infrastructure in terms of logistics, storage and distribution.
Siemens Gamesa is working on wind-to-hydrogen solutions to aid in the energy transition. Its Brande Hydrogen site in Denmark has been granted status as official regulatory test zone by the Danish Energy Agency, providing a freer framework to develop innovative green energy solutions. Here, Siemens Gamesa has integrated a battery, a turbine and an electrolyzer to serve as a test bed for several technology pathways including the production of green hydrogen in the near term from existing wind projects. In addition, Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy announced that they were joining forces contributing their developments to a solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to directly produce green hydrogen.