Wind to Hydrogen in California: Case Study

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This analysis presents a case study in California for a large scale, standalone wind electrolysis site. This is a techno-economic analysis of the 40,000 kg/day renewable production of hydrogen and subsequent delivery by truck to a fueling station in the Los Angeles area. This quantity of hydrogen represents about 1% vehicle market penetration for a city such as Los Angeles (assuming 0.62kg/day/vehicle and 0.69 vehicles/person) [8]. A wind site near the Mojave Desert was selected for proximity to the LA area where hydrogen refueling stations are already built.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages38
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5600-53045


  • California
  • hydrogen
  • technoeconomic analysis
  • wind electrolysis
  • wind site


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