Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Berlin-based company Heliocentris is taking the next step in off-grid power: A specialist for clean energy storage solutions, based on a smart combination of batteries, fuel cells, and energy management, Heliocentris develops and integrates solutions for diverse applications that require extended electrical runtime, such as energy-autonomous houses or special vehicles.
Heliocentris has implemented a new series of autonomous, hybrid energy systems equipped with energy storage solutions in Europe and the Middle East and has initiated projects in North America. A recent installation for the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), for example, included a fully-integrated autonomous energy system capable of handling inputs from a 4 kWp photovoltaic array and a 1.7 kWp wind generator, that stores energy by generating hydrogen and through a battery bank. A 1.2 kW fuel cell power module converts the hydrogen into electricity. The system has a total output of up to 5 kW – enough electricity to power the lighting and equipment of a showcase laboratory. Heliocentris, which was founded in 1995, also has a North American office in Vancouver, Canada.
For more information on Heliocentris’ smart energy solutions