PowerCell Signs Nordic Cooperation Agreement with Soltech Group
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PowerCell Signs Nordic Cooperation Agreement with Soltech Group

By Energy CIO Insights | Wednesday, September 16, 2020

PowerCell has initiated a Nordic cooperation agreement with Soltech Group related to the development of a stationary energy solution.

FREMONT, CA: PowerCell Sweden AB has initiated a Nordic cooperation agreement with Soltech Group related to a joint venture of developing a stationary energy solution which will be based on the two companies’ products in fuel cells and solar energy. In the first joint project, both the organizations will perform a feasibility study related to the stationary power solution, which can secure power supply for Amokabel AB in Alstermo, Småland.

The Soltech Group is Sweden’s prominent supplier of energy solutions built on solar energy. The company also creates and sells complete solutions where solar panels have been incorporated into roofs and building facades. The objective of the cooperation agreement is to make use of the professionals and products available in both the companies’ so that they can provide stationary energy solutions based on a combination of solar energy and fuel cells. It will become easy to store solar energy and convert it back to electricity in a fuel cell whenever necessary by using excess energy from solar panels to produce hydrogen. 

The purpose of the viability study that the two companies will conduct for Amokabel is to analyze whether solar energy, in combination with hydrogen storage, can reduce the company’s issues with grid capacity. Since Amokabel expanded and increased its production, it has also experienced an increasing issue due to the shortage of power in the existing grid.

According to Andreas Bodén, Director Sales and Aftermarket, “The increasing need of energy, and sustainable energy, makes the combination of solar energy and fuel cells extremely interesting. We therefore see a great potential for stationary fuel cell power generation based on locally produced and stored hydrogen.”

Stefan Ölander, CEO of Soltech, said, “This cooperation is a breakthrough in helping all businesses and the public sector with the major problems related to insufficient grid capacity. We see great opportunities and are proud and happy that PowerCell has chosen us as their partner.”

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