Founded in 2020, the French SME develops and manufactures new generation green electricity power station for recharging small vehicles in isolated areas or supply electricity during ephemere events instead of using generator sets. Indeed, the French engineering and services company designs sustainable ecosystems that produce electricity from renewable energies by relying on photovoltaic and hydrogen fuel cell. As such, the SME studies the societal and technological impacts of decarbonated mobility on a territory.
As the matter of fact, the SME offers an innovative off-grid power station, which provides technical solution to supply green electricity when access to network is difficult (for example in isolated tourism area) for recharging of small electric vehicles (bicycles, motorcycles, cars...). The station can be implemented temporarily for an event or on a durable basis, it comes pre-assembled and has a very short setup and start-up time (less than one day).
This station is equiped with electric sockets for recharging vehicules or other use. Its batteries store green electricity coming from several photovoltaic panels on the top or from the fuel cell inside. Hydrogen canisters are cliped to run the fuel cell (see picture).
Size of the station:
-Footprint (m): 7.8 x 5.4
-Height (m): 3.2
-Size of back local (m): 2.4 x 1.25 x 2.3
Technical caracteristics of station:
-Nominal Power (W): 10,000
-Voltage (V): 42-59.9
-Intensity max (A): 200
-Power max (W): 10,000
-Daily use (h): 24
-Batteries Li-Ion (Wh): 50,000
-Fuel cell (W): 10,000
-Hydrogen tank (kg): 25
-PV surface (m²): 28
-Peak Power (Wc) of solar panels: 5,200
-Output 220v (W): 3 x 3,200
-Auxiliary output 12v (W): 75
-CAN Bus 2.0 B1
The station is equipped with Artificial Intelligence which automatically manages the two renewable sources to charge the batteries, preferably using photovoltaic panels when there is sufficient light or secondly using the fuel cell to delay the consumption of H2. Artificial intelligence also takes into account the average use of the station and the weather data. In the case of low ambient temperatures, the batteries can be warmed by heat from the fuel cell, allowing them to operate even in cold weather.
The French SME uses an online maintenance platform which constantly communicates with the stations implemented for data monitoring and analysis. In the event of a problem, the SME is alerted and can perform maintenance remotely. The hydrogen consumption of the fuel cell is also monitored via the platform. The SME makes interchangeable hydrogen filled canisters available to its partner. In addition, the SME is evaluating the possibility in the future of equipping the station also for the direct filling of hydrogen cars.
The partner could have various reasons of using this new generation of green power station for example to evaluate their local client needs in terms of electricity demand users in a specific area before investing heavily in new infrastructures or, to recharge daily their fleet of small electric vehicules in fairly isolated tourist areas or, to supply electricity during ephemere events.
The SME is looking for partner interested in implementing a station temporarily (rent) or permanently (purchase) under commercial agreement with technical assitance.