French hydrogen firm Lhyfe has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables to use electricity from a 39MW solar farm for green hydrogen production.
Lhyfe is set to use electricity from a 39MW project in Germany that Kronos Solar EDPR to power green hydrogen production in German regions Baden-Württemberg and Lower Saxony. The solar farm is due to be commissioned in 2025.
Duarte Bello, chief operating officer for Europe at EDPR said: “Signing this long-term agreement with Lhyfe is an important opportunity for EDPR as it reinforces our commitment to ramp up the penetration of renewable energy in Europe, especially in a market that has the ambition to achieve significant photovoltaic targets by the end of this decade.”
Matthieu Guesné, chief executive and founder of Lhyfe, said: “Almost the entire output of the EDPR photovoltaic solar plant will be used to power our green and renewable hydrogen production sites contributing to the decarbonisation of mobility and industry which currently use fossil fuels or carbon-derived hydrogen.”