Semiconductor-hydrogen technology

Bayer I., Eroglu I., Turker L.

11th World Hydrogen Energy Conference (11 WHEC), Stuttgart, Germany, 23 - 28 June 1996, pp.919-924 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Stuttgart
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.919-924


Photoelectrochemical (PEG) solar cells are devices that convert solar energy directly into electricity or chemicals. Semiconductor-hydrogen technology, therefore is quite important for stable conversion devices. For production of a chemical fuel semiconductor can serve as a catalyst (1). Electricity producing solar cells are regarded as one of the most important auxiliary equipment for hydrogen production. Moreover, they can be the source for hydrogen. Their design criteria involve investigation of a large number of parameters such as electrode material, electrolytic solution, light intensity and type of the PEC reactor itself.