Hydrogen for energy storage from renewable resources

Innovative “GKN Hydrogen” system ensures self-sufficient energy supply: 17 orders for “Module S8” from Proton Motor within three years.

The demand for decentralized energy storage systems is currently rising sharply. Hydrogen-based stationary solutions have an advantage over batteries. In July 2019, the top-class pilot project “Knappenhaus” was officially inaugurated in Kasern, the northernmost mountain village in South Tyrol.

It has passed the previous seasonal challenges with flying colors. Originally designed 500 years ago as a simple mountain hut at 1,500 metres, the residential property can store the emission-free and climate-friendly energy of the in-house watercourse despite winter icing respectively on-demand is also possible.

The technical installation consists of a water turbine and the “Module S8” with an output of 8.4 kW from “Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH” (). To date, the group`s division “GKN Powder Metallurgy” of the international engineering and aerospace company has ordered a total of 17 Proton Motor fuel cells as a customer.

Order for eight fuel cells in the first quarter of 2021

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