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fuel cell innovative remote energy system for telecom ('FIRST')

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Address
Ctra. S.juan-matalascatas, Km.33
21130 Mazagon
Spain

Participants (6)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
22,Avenida Complutense 22
28040 Madrid
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
Heidenhofstrasse 2
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
L'AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
Address
Rue De Clemenciere 2
38360 Sassenage
NUVERA FUEL CELLS EUROPE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Bistolfi 35
20134 Milano
WÜRTH ELEKTRONIC GMBH&CO KG
Germany
Address
Salzstrasse 21
71672 Marbach Am Neckar