This example is installed by our partner in Thailand, ALCC as an off-grid hybrid solution on a mountain top and archipelago national park. The hybrid consists of fuel cells and solar panels where the system operates at night after the sun sets, cools down when the sun rises, and re-starts charging on the solar batteries. During the 6-8 weeks monsoon season, the fuel cells generate power more than 24 or 48 hours continuous. In this given example, 4* 1000 l IBC tanks, provides around 900 hours of fuel-cell run-time.
Advent Technologies A/S’ fuel cell system is addressing base stations and communication infrastructure, generating up to 15 kW power with 1-3 fuel cell units.
According to the directors of ALCC, “The system is a user-friendly system with an enclosure that makes it easy to install – with readiness for increase of power generation and run-time demands. The 10kW system can generate continuous power for more than 24 hours. When applying the external fuel tank option, independent run-time can be extended significantly”.
The robust design, remote monitoring, and self-maintenance safeguards the system’s stability and fuel quality. Moreover, the system keeps noise and emission at a minimum.
It meets high safety standards and is climate resilient, suitable for harsh and humid weather conditions, the cabinet favors remote and off-grid application as well as back-up for grid applications and thereby, making up an excellent power source for inherited areas and roof-top installations – with an indoor installation option.
It is a truly self-sustainable power system, that is also well suited for distributed power supply low emission microgrid and hybrid solutions supporting telecom base stations.