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Technology

PEM Fuel Cell

Our fuel cell power systems use hydrogen as energy carrier.  Hydrogen can be produced from renewable energy sources such as wind or solar-power and presents a viable energy storage solution, particularly for balancing the renewable energy grid.

When used in our fuel cell systems, hydrogen is combined with oxygen (gathered from the ambient air surrounding the system) to transform the chemical energy stored in the fuel (hydrogen) and oxidizer (oxygen) into electrical energy. The electrical energy gained from this electrochemical reaction can be used to power every application.

Hybrid Systems

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is especially attractive for applications that combine a demand for high continuous power output with long operational uptimes. Current alternative energy storage systems, such as battery technology, require long charging times and the costs of these systems scale linearly with the required energy content. Twice the amount of energy requires twice the amount of batteries, costing twice as much. For hydrogen-electric systems, only the amount of hydrogen storage has to be doubled, the fuel cell remains the same. Additionally, these operations benefit strongly from the quick refuelling capabilities hydrogen fuel cell systems offer. 

To configure the optimum zero-emission power-system for our clients, zepp.solutions develops custom fuel cell hybrid systems, combining hydrogen fuel cell technology with a small battery energy storage. The configuration, integration and operational control of these client-specific systems are our key competence.

The results are uniquely designed fuel cell hybrid systems combining the best of both hydrogen and batteries, allowing for short refuelling times and long continuous operations at high energy demands, while being able to facilitate high peak loads without delay at a competitive overall system cost.

Fuel cell powertrain schematic