Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST): Web Tool User?s Manual

Marc Melaina, Brian Bush, Michael Penev, Jarett Zuboy

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST) provides a quick and convenient in-depth financial analysis for hydrogen fueling stations. This manual describes how to use the H2FAST web tool, which is one of three H2FAST formats developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Although all of the formats are based on the same financial computations and conform to generally accepted accounting principles, each format provides a different level of complexity and user interactivity. The web tool is the simplest to use. As this manual illustrates, web users can quickly vary approximately 20 input values. The results are basic financial performance parameters such as investor cash flow, internal rate of return, and the break-even sale price of hydrogen.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-64020


  • financial analysis
  • H2FAST
  • hydrogen
  • hydrogen analysis
  • hydrogen fueling station
  • hydrogen infrastructure


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