How to solve a country’s energy challenges? In South Africa, the local government has launched a large hydrogen fuel cell system project, with PowerCell as a partner in providing PS-5 fuel cell systems to military hospitals in Tshwane to assist the government in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The system was put into operation in August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of responding quickly and flexibly to power shortages, especially when providing advanced care facilities for seriously ill patients. Fuel cell systems can be assembled in containers in a short time to provide clean power. The project is being planned to be gradually extended to other remote areas.
“Being able to help during a pandemic means a lot. But this project means much more than that. We are receiving increasing inquiries about fuel cells, especially from energy-poor areas. I am proud to be involved in this evolution, and PowerCell hopes to improve energy shortages for more regions by providing clean solutions. “PowerCell’s sales engineer, Emilia Eråker, says.
Globally, hydrogen fuel cells are increasingly recognized as a clean energy technology for mobile and fixed applications. Hydrogen fuel cells, combined with renewable energy sources, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing carbon emissions in the energy and transportation markets. The flexibility of hydrogen fuel cell design and the variety of fuel production paths enable fuel cells to play an important role in disaster management and energy distribution in remote areas.