The municipality of Mariestad in Sweden has revealed plans to build the world’s first solar-powered gas station for hydrogen (H2).
PowerCell Sweden AB will provide the fuel cell system that will generate the power to run the station.
In January 2017, Mariestad opened a H2 station and an agreement was signed this week to build an innovative system for local solar production of H2. It will be the fuel cell system from PowerCell that will generate electricity from H2 to make the station self-sufficient on energy.
PowerCell’s Sales Manager, Andreas Bodén (left), expressed the urgency to phase out fossil fuels and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).
“The solution is to use new technology and renewable energy as much as possible. The Mariestad municipality’s investment is an important step for this development,” he added.
Mariesrad is establishing a complete system where electricity from solar energy is used to produce H2. The H2 is stored and can therefore power two PowerCell PS-5 fuel cell systems of 5kW each to generate electricity and head to drive the gas station.