The increase in demand for power and energy has been phenomenal during the last decade. It is expected to continue to rise enormously during the next decade. Power and energy demand is on the rise due to rising population, industrialization and modernization across the globe. Majority of the power demand is supplied by utilizing fossil fuels such as coal, oil & gas. These are non-renewable energy sources and will get depleted sooner or later. Renewable energy is the need of the hour to guarantee sustainable energy supply. Solar energy is the most abundant source of renewable energy. Solar fuel is the perfect way to provide unlimited and sustainable energy and power across the globe.Solar fuel is produced from sunlight through artificial photosynthesis or a thermochemical reaction. Sunlight is the fuel source, which converts solar energy into chemical energy consisting of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide or methanol. Solar fuel can be stored and used later as per the requirements. The major solar fuels are hydrogen and products of carbon dioxide reduction.
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The market for solar fuel is still at a nascent stage. Hydrogen fuel produced through solar energy has some applications in aerospace & aircraft industry and automobile industry. Europe and North America have been the main markets for solar fuels. Counties such as the U.S, Germany, Norway and Sweden have started using solar fuels. Countries such as Japan, South Korea and Australia are also leading adopters of solar fuel technology.
The global solar fuel market can be segmented on the basis of types, technology and geography. Currently, solar fuels such as hydrogen fuel, diesel, methanol and methane are being produced. Technology used to convert solar energy into fuels consists of artificial photosynthesis and thermochemical reaction. North America and Asia Pacific including the U.S, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China and Australia have the highest share of solar fuel market. Europe including Germany, Sweden, Norway and Austria also have a huge market for solar fuels.
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Some of the key players in the solar fuel market include BioCee Inc.,Climeworks LLC, HyperSolar Inc., Joule Unlimited Inc., Liquid Light Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Solar Fuel Corporation, Shell Global Solutionsand Toshiba Corporation among others.