As markets adopt clean power solutions, fuel cells are increasingly considered a strong companion to solar power meeting the needs for back-up, supplementary and continuous power across many application areas. Often there is a need for compact solutions with low impact on surroundings and easy to operate/maintain. Construction sites make up a good example.
Solteknikk/Enetech, a SerEnergy partner, has developed a compact, mobile and sustainable trial in an effort to showcase the solution viable to meet future construction sites’ demands for more sustainable and people-/environment-friendly solutions in Norway.
The trailer solution consists of a 5kW fuel cell with 405 Wp solar panel and 4 kWh energy storage included. Output limited to 4 kW 1 phase. The energy trailer has been through testing and is now ready to be installed on a construction site with a major entrepreneur in Norway. This installation enables the entrepreneur to showcase the trailer solution to the Oslo municipality for them to consider this ready-made, low emissions solution for future tender specifications.
Fuel cells are compact, low-noise solutions with the option to operate on green methanol which in combination with solar power presents a true sustainable solution meeting the needs for not only future reduced CO2 emissions on construction sites but also a healthy environment to construction site workers. Low noise and low vibrations in power installations nearby will make a difference to their working hours and efficiency.