Just when you thought hydrogen was dead, Honda comes up with a system that allows you to make homemade hydrogen, using nothing but free sunshine. In the grand tradition of hydrogen cars, the sunny technology is just not quite there yet.
You need to put 48 solar panels on your house, building a 6-kilowatt solar array. You then feed it water, which is broken into hydrogen. No word on what the gadgetry costs.
Eight hours of home solar refueling would yield you 30 miles in Honda’s hydrogen-propelled FCX Clarity. No word on what that thing will go for.
Actually, you’d have to wait longer than 8 hours.
The FCX Clarity is scheduled to be available around 2018, says Reuters.
The solar hydrogen refueling system is expected to be market-ready by 2015.
And then, it’s: “Look, the sun is out. Let’s drive to the store tonight.”
Probably makes more sense to solar power your water heater.