- PowerCell contributes to the sustainable development of Mariestad
Oslo--Today, the municipality of Mariestad presented its plans to build the world’s first solar-powered gas station for hydrogen. It will be the fuel cell system from PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) that will generate the power to run the station.
Johan Abrahamsson, Chairman of the City Council (M) in Mariestad, signs the agreement together with Pontus Lundgren, CEO of Nilsson Energy AB. Kristofer Svensson, Mariestad’s commissioner,oversees the procedure
In January 2017, Mariestad opened a hydrogen station and today an agreement was signed to build an innovative system for local solar production of hydrogen. It will be the fuel cell system from PowerCell that will generate electricity from hydrogen to make the station self-sufficient on energy.
“It is urgent to phase out fossil fuels and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. 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”, said Andreas Bodén, Sales Manager at PowerCell.
Mariestad is establishing a complete system where electricity from solar energy is used to produce hydrogen. The hydrogen is stored and can thereafter power two PowerCell PS-5 fuel cell systems of 5 kW each to generate electricity and heat to drive the gas station.
The project is carried out together with Nilsson Energy AB, which installs the fuel cell system. Hans-Olof Nilsson, founder of the company, has for long been using PowerCell’s fuel cell technology and has very good experience of the PowerCell PS-5 from his own house.