Is Solar Power to Gas (P2G) Ready for Prime Time on the North American Grid?
The audience will learn if solar power to gas (SP2G) is ready for prime time on the North American (NA) electric/natural gas (NG) grids. Michael will discuss the two phases of a SP2 plant (SP2GP). First, solar power is converted into hydrogen (H2) gas using a H2 electrolyzer (HE). Second, a Sabatier reactor (SR) converts the H2 into synthetic NG> the synthetic NG is then injected into the grid. This posters discusses both the HE and SR technologies. Michael has developed a levelized cost of gas (LCOG) financial algorithm for model SP2GP. He will present his algorithm on an Excel SP2GP LCOG Financial Algorithm Workbook projected onto the screen. He will change the model P2G plant's specs to show the audience how these changes make a change on the computed LCOG and to determine if such a plant can produce synthetic NG on a commercial basis.