Sweden Receives H Power Cogeneration Fuel Cell System

June 13, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

H Power Corp. (Clifton, NJ) announced that it has delivered a 4kW, cogeneration, fuel cell system to Naps Systems Oy (Finland), a leading solar power system company, for the Environmental Information Centre in Hammarby Sjostad Stockholm, Sweden, as a demonstration of a sustainable energy system that provides both electricity and heat. Naps Systems and its partners, Birka Energi and ABB, installed the system.

The cogeneration fuel cell system is fueled by stored hydrogen produced through a photovoltaic solar cell system combined with an electrolyzer. Another source of hydrogen for the system comes from biogas produced from municipal waste at a nearby plant. The fuel cell system is net metered, enabling excess electricity generated by the fuel cell system to be fed back into the power grid.

H Power CEO H. Frank Gibbard commented, "Naps, ABB and Birka Energi chose H Power for this project, and we are pleased to have delivered our fuel cell system on time to meet the project schedule. I believe that such projects will demonstrate the capability of fuel cells to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable-energy infrastructure."