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Ampcontrol launches hydrogen standalone power generator

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Electrical engineering manufacturer Ampcontrol has unveilled a 100 percent Renewable Hydrogen Integrated Stand-alone Power System (HiSAPS) at the company’s factory at Ringwood, Victoria.

Powered by solar energy, the system incorporates technology from Ampcontrol, an Australian designed and manufactured Selectronic battery inverter and the Australian made LAVO self-contained hydrogen power system.

The project is the first of its kind in Australia, demonstrating the end-to-end integration of hydrogen as a clean, safe, and reliable fuel source for electricity generation.

Developed in a collaboration between Ampcontrol subsidiary Boundary Power and energy utility Horizon Power the project was funded by a $176,150 grant from the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) Victoria.

Minister for Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio revened the power system, the first project completed under the Victorian State Government Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund.

Ampcontrol Managing Director & CEO Rod Henderson said “HiSAPS is a brilliant example of collaboration, and investment from government, working together with industry to enable a smooth transition into a clean, reliable, and affordable energy future.”

Boundary Power said the system was a demonstration unit as an evidence base for decarbonisation that will see Victoria produce and use renewable hydrogen trials in real-world applications.

The system is able to perform energy storage, balancing and generation functions for the Ampcontrol industrial property, and utilises Boundary Power’s Solar Qube product, a relocatable all-in-one stand-alone power system.

The project is now entering the operational phase where the system performance will be monitored for 12 months, providing further technical and operational insights.

Further reading:
Solar Qube standalone renewable system deployed in NSW


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