ScottishPower has submitted a planning application for the UK’s largest electrolyser as part of the Green Hydrogen for Scotland project. The 20MW electrolyser will be built close to the country’s largest onshore wind farm, Whitelee, just outside of Glasgow. It will be capable of producing 8 tonnes of green hydrogen a day, ScottishPower said. Together with the electrolyser, the planning application includes a proposal to build a combine solar and battery energy storage system. This would consist of up to 40MW of solar, made up of 62,000 individual solar cells, and up to 50MW of battery storage, to work with the wind farm to power the electrolyser.
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A planning application to deliver the UK’s largest electrolyser has been submitted by ScottishPower. The 20MW electrolyser will be the key component of a green hydrogen facility located close to ScottishPower’s Whitelee windfarm. The planning application also includes proposals for a combined solar, up to 40MW, and battery energy storage scheme, up to 50MW, to help power the electrolyser. The submission marks an important step for Green Hydrogen for Scotland, a partnership between ScottishPower, BOC and ITM Power, to create green hydrogen production facilities with clusters of refuelling stations across Scotland. The partnership’s first project, ‘Green Hydrogen for Glasgow’, is designed to provide carbon-free transport and clean air for communities across Glasgow as well as helping support industrial hydrogen demand in the region. The city, set to host the United Nations 26th Climate Change Conference, COP26, later this year, aims to become the first net-zero city in the UK by 2030.
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