Future developments in the solar energy industry could make India a global exporter of precisely this, fruit of the sunlight, as well as other countries with high exposure to the sun which, yes, have capacity as well. important than that of the Asian giant to produce renewable energy from this source.

This possible future role as a world power in renewable energies awaits future technological advances, fundamentally in one field: that of solar energy. In addition, there are many experts believe solar fuels will be key to meeting clean energy demand from the future.

So what if the energy captured by the sun in a country like India could be stored, transported and used anytime and anywhere in the world? This is precisely where many of the efforts of the industry are oriented, which, in order to move towards solar energies, must succeed in meeting at least a big challenge: large-scale storage of surplus renewable energy. So many experts, governments, and businesses are looking to it today that even Google is looking for the definitive storage solution.

Industry efforts are also focused on liquid solar fuels and on creating products compatible with the energy infrastructure that exists today.

In this career, for example, Breakthrough Energy Adventures (BEV). is fund promoted by Bill Gates is ready to invest wherever there is a “Radical idea” which consolidates the advance of renewable energies. And in this way, solar fuels cannot be absent.

In them he also throws the rest CSIRO, who works in the obtaining high purity hydrogen for use in hydrogen powered vehicles (FCV). This organization is testing this technology that would advance the process of creating solar fuels. This procedure essentially consists of bringing the energy captured by the sun to a liquid state that can be stored and transported easily. The combination of hydrogen and nitrogen; condensation of nitrogen or its conversion to methanol are some of the options available.

As they continue to be explored, different countries are taking steps to position themselves in this industry and to reap the potential benefits that solar fuel will bring. For example, Australia and Japan have already signed an agreement to advance what will become the first bulk liquid hydrogen transport of the world.

Germany or Saudi Arabia are other territories that have no intention of being left behind. Thus, while from Riyadh they are announcing projects to export up to 10 gigawatts of solar fuel to European territory, from Germany, efforts are aimed at innovation and the development of new technologies for the production of hydrogen.

In all these advances may be the key to the solar energy of the future and, also, the role that countries like India play in this puzzle which advances, unstoppable, towards the transport of the fruits of the sun across the world.

Going through Clean Technica.