- Energy input from a "five meters by six meters" photovoltaic array.
- A time period of "less than four hours".
- A total amount of stored hydrogen/oxygen fuel of "enough energy for the average American home", which he quotes as "30 kilowatt-hours". (Holy shit, the average American home uses 30 kWh/day?!)
- 5m x 6m = 30m^2 photovoltaic array, at the peak commercially available efficiency of 20%, at peak solar power density of roughly 1kW/m^2, that's 6kW of solar panels.
- 6kW over four hours gives 24kWh of electrical energy from the sunlight.
- The 'catalyst' that he's developed is consumed in the process and it costs more than 6kWh to produce the amount he's quoting, OR
- The second law of thermodynamics "doesn't apply because this is chemistry not physics." If anyone uses this argument I will personally punch them in the nipples.
Still, however impossible the initial claims, efficient storage of solar energy in the form of hydrogen is one piece of the puzzle for long-term renewable small-scale solar baseline power. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.