PowerCell Sweden AB and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have entered into an agreement to work together on fuel cell-based stationary power solutions.

FREMONT, CA: PowerCell Sweden AB and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have entered into an agreement to work together on fuel cell-based stationary power solutions. The plan is to merge the two companies' technologies and market fuel cell-based total solution provides that will help transition to more sustainable energy production.

The two organizations will start focusing on complete, mobile container-based solutions with up to 600 kW of power and module-based stationary megawatt solutions with more than 1000 kW of total power output. The organizations will collectively market and sell generic fuel cell-based complete solutions, such as service offerings.

PowerCell Sweden and Hitachi ABB Power Grids signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on fuel cell-based stationary power solutions in June of last year. The context is the growing demand for hydrogen-electric stationary power solutions to supplement renewable and volatile energy sources.

Since then, the organizations have assessed how to best merge their respective technologies into an appealing complete solution for hydrogen-electric stationary power. The critical building blocks will be PowerCell fuel cell systems and Hitachi ABB Power Grids' total grid connection solutions.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center, TACC, at the University of Texas, placed an order for an MS-100 stationary power fuel cell system with PowerCell Sweden in January. The system is part of a fuel cell-based stationary power solution constructed by PowerCell Sweden and Hitachi ABB Power Grids at TACC, and it is the two companies' first joint project.

"This collaboration is an optimal combination of each company's capabilities and resources. For PowerCell's part it means that we can benefit from Hitachi ABB Power Grids' great expertise within power solutions and their great geographical footprint", Richard Berkling, CEO of PowerCell, said.

"We look forward to deepening our collaboration with PowerCell Sweden to contribute together towards a carbon-neutral energy future through innovative solutions that strengthen the grid and enable the faster electrification of society," said Jenny Larsson, Country Managing Director Hitachi ABB Power Grids in Sweden. "I am proud that our initial collaboration has resulted in us already being able to offer these groundbreaking technical solutions to the market," she added.