- Company’s first-generation renewable hydrogen generator achieves ongoing stable production for over 502 hours using improved coating and catalyst technologies, breaking the previous record of 294 hours
SANTA BARBARA, CA — HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced today that the stability test of its proprietary fully integrated hydrogen production device has surpassed 502 hours without any degradation and is still ongoing. The device uses a commercially available solar cell made by Xunlight Corporation, Ltd. in Kunshan, China. The design of the device will serve as the foundation of the Company’s first-generation commercial renewable hydrogen generator.
During June 2018 testing of the all-in-one, wireless solar-hydrogen device, HyperSolar observed 294 hours of stable operation under continuous simulated peak sunlight illumination, establishing what the Company believes is a new international record for a wireless self-contained solar hydrogen device. Improved and advanced coating and catalyst technologies applied on the device further extended the lifetime of the hydrogen production device surpassing our goal of achieving 365 hours of stability under peak sunlight and putting us within reach of our 1000 hour goal. The night time stability of the device submerged in water remains stable for over 760 hours.
“The recent results of this ongoing test clearly indicate peak sunlight stability over 502 hours and night time stability over 760 hours” said HyperSolar CTO, Dr. Joun Lee. The commercialized fully integrated production device will be immersed underwater 24/7, and for that reason, the nighttime stability is as crucial as the daytime stability for the prolonged device lifetime.
Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar commented, “What our team at the University of Iowa has achieved with the stabilization of our device is unmatched in comparable products. HyperSolar’s proprietary design and the future use of commercial manufacturing processes give us confidence that we can mature the technology to the point at which the cost of the hydrogen produced will be highly competitive compared to existing means of hydrogen production.”
In November of 2018, HyperSolar announced plans to build a pre-commercial production pilot plant to demonstrate the commercial viability of it first generation system in a real-world environment. The company is currently in discussions with vendors to produce the hydrogen panels and with full-service engineering companies to design and construct the plant.
About HyperSolar, Inc.
HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough, low cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. Unlike hydrocarbon fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas, where carbon dioxide and other contaminants are released into the atmosphere when used, hydrogen fuel usage produces pure water as the only byproduct. By optimizing the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, to produce environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen. Using our low cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. To learn more about HyperSolar, please visit our website at www.hypersolar.com.