Document Type : Original Article


Energy and Environment Research Center, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran


Using wind energy for hydrogen production in Iran can be important for reasons such as abundant wind resources in Iran, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, ensuring clean energy supply, the potential for hydrogen exports, technology development and job creation. Therefore, this study signifies the first exploration into the potential for generating electricity and producing hydrogen in ten wind-rich cities in Iran. HOMER V.2.81 software was used for simulations, and the wind data used are averaged over a 25-year period. The results show that in Iran, the price range for wind power is $0.515-$0.620 per kWh in the top 10 stations. Bandar Abbas, Parsabad, and Khalkhal had the best economic and environmental performance, respectively. The highest percentage of renewable electricity production is 71% in Bandar Abbas. Finally, the amount of hydrogen produced based on four common electrolyzer types in Iran was investigated. The total annual hydrogen production per ton for SOE, MCE, AE, and PEME electrolysis method at the examined stations is 131.29, 93.43, 40.99, and 30.69, respectively. According to the results, the highest hydrogen production with a value of 16.87 tons per year is related to the Bandar Abbas station and the SOE electrolysis method. The lowest hydrogen production, with a value of 2.36 tons per year, is related to the Alvand station and the PEME electrolysis method.


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