The municipality of Mariestad in Sweden, energy company VänerEnergi and Nilsson Energy are working together to establish the world’s first solar-powered hydrogen (H2) refuelling station.
Nilsson Energy won the contract in November last year to build an independent off-grid H2 production plant connected to the existing H2 fuelling station in Mariestad. The contract also includes building a solar park, whose solar energy constitutes the fuel for the system.
Founding father of Nilsson Energy Hans-Olof Nilsson said, “We have the “recipe” for harvesting solar and wind energy, adding water and building completely self-sufficient energy system solutions for all types of energy consumers. Being the first in the world contracted to build an off-grid H2 fuelling station ‘fed’ by the sun is obviously fun and important.
The solar cell park and the energy system solution at the H2 fuelling station is expected to be taken into operation in late autumn 2018.