Photovoltaic powering systems are very used in telecom applications when AC Mains is not available due reliability and simplicity reasons. However, solar powering systems have the problem of sun radiation unpredictability, and relatively high cost and size. These problems could be solved using fuel cells in combination of solar powering systems improving power availability and reducing size and cost (this last parameter in medium term following the European Commission predictions). The main objective of this project is to reduce cost and improve availability-taking advantage of the fuel cell performances (very high energy density, zero emission, soundless, simple, modular, portable and potentially low cost in a medium term) for powering remote telecom equipment.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
71672 Marbach Am Neckar