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Solar power

Solar power is a source of renewable energy where electricity is generated by harnessing the natural heat and light of the sun.

What are the uses of solar power?

Solar power is used for heating, ventilation, lighting and transportation. There are over 700GW of solar installed across the globe, generating electricity for homes and at scale to feed into electricity grids.

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At Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) we aim to develop solar power resources to support the establishment of renewable green energy and green product industries around the world.

We can drive these industries, powering the global economies and creating jobs as we transition away from fossil fuels.

We know there will be many key markets for renewable green hydrogen in the coming decade and by building on our existing supply chain capabilities and market access, we see an exciting opportunity for us to be at the forefront of developing an export market for renewable green hydrogen.

How is solar power used to make green hydrogen and green ammonia?

Using solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, energy is converted directly into electricity using a semiconductor cell like those commonly seen on the roof of a home, or as part of a large scale solar farm.

With solar thermal, solar radiation is converted into thermal energy, or heat. This heat is easily stored so it can be dispatched to create steam generating electricity when its needed.

Both methods of generating solar power create direct current (DC) electricity and a device called an inverter transforms it into alternating current (AC) electricity.

This electrical energy is transferred to a transformer and substation where its voltage is increased, allowing it to be sent via transmission to power the processes behind green hydrogen and green ammonia.