Hydrogen plant


Phoenix dome is built with photovoltaic materials. The surplus of solar energy they generate is used in the hydrogen production plants called the mitochondria. It has a similar architecture as the mitochondrion organelle found in most eukaryotic cells. The solar energy is used to evoke an electrochemical reaction at the surface of the membranes. This electrochemical reaction causes the water to split and to produce hydrogen.

Illustration by: Mariana Ruiz Villarreal