Plug Power unveils 120-MW green hydrogen project in California

Plug Power hydrogen delivery truck. Source: Plug Power Inc.

September 20 (Renewables Now) - US-based turnkey hydrogen solutions provider Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) plans to build the largest green hydrogen production facility on the west coast in the state of California, relying on the output of a new 300-MW solar farm.

The facility will be constructed in Fresno County and will utilise 120 MW of Plug Power’s own PEM electrolysers to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. It will produce 30 tonnes of liquid green hydrogen a day to serve customers from San Diego to Vancouver, the announcement says.

The project also involves building a new tertiary wastewater treatment plant in the city of Mendota. The entire scheme could be taken to the construction phase in early 2023 and be executed in full in early 2024.

Plug Power did not share details about the new solar farm.

This new facility in California will form part of Plug Power’s growing national network of plants in New York, Tennessee and Georgia that will supply 500 tonnes of liquid green hydrogen daily by 2025. The company said that when the network is fully built, it will offer transportation fuel to customers that is price-competitive with diesel.

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