SOURCE: HyperSolar, Inc.

HyperSolar, Inc.

June 09, 2015 03:30 ET

Innovative Process Positions HyperSolar to Increase Voltage Needed to Produce Renewable Hydrogen

Company Reduces Cost and Improves Efficiency Through Recently Announced Low-Cost, Water-Based Manufacturing Process

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - June 09, 2015) - HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today emphasized the importance of its recently identified low-cost, water-based manufacturing process. This innovative process positions the Company to increase the voltage needed to produce renewable hydrogen using only sunlight.

HyperSolar technology is based on the development of a process that mimics artificial photosynthesis, requiring only sunlight to separate water from hydrogen. This process generally requires voltages of more than 1.5 volts (V), yet current commercially available low-cost silicon solar cells can achieve only 0.7V. In order to break this voltage barrier, HyperSolar is developing a technology that will replace the conventional and expensive vapor deposition process required to make the solar cell component. To address this challenge, the Company's University of Iowa research team has developed an innovative and patent protected water-based process where solar cell materials are stacked on top of each other literally by "dipping" into low-cost beakers of solutions containing appropriate chemistries. This significant achievement relies on the water-based chemistries used to produce this solar cell component, one that requires inexpensive earth abundant materials, rather than rare earth materials.

This recent breakthrough in the manufacturing process is believed to represent a major hurdle crossed towards achieving a prototype solar driven hydrogen production unit with photovoltage more than 1.5V. Conventional solar-powered water electrolyzers used to produce hydrogen are considered expensive and not viable for large-scale commercialization. However, HyperSolar's solar hydrogen production unit can theoretically be manufactured in large scale.

"This breakthrough within the manufacturing process strengthens the Company's key objectives of driving down cost while improving efficiency," said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. "The largest obstacles in the hydrogen fuel sector are widely associated with production costs that will result in expensive barrier to entry for commercial and consumer use. We believe that our simple, low-cost techniques will move us closer to a renewable hydrogen-energy driven economy. By addressing the fundamentals of production, HyperSolar has taken a great leap forward as a potential solution for producing renewable hydrogen at or near the point of distribution."

About HyperSolar, Inc.
HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough, low cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. Unlike hydrocarbon fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas, where carbon dioxide and other contaminants are released into the atmosphere when used, hydrogen fuel usage produces pure water as the only byproduct. By optimizing the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, to produce environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen. Using our low cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. To learn more about HyperSolar, please visit our website at www.hypersolar.com.

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