Germany’s first decentralised fuel cell power plant launched

German’s first decentralised fuel cell power plant has been launched at Aachen in northern Germany.

According to the Die Welt newspaper, Trianel, the energy company has put in place a pilot scheme in Aachen, whereby 25 micro-CHP fuel cell systems will be installed in private homes and municipal buildings and connected to form a network that is centrally controlled as a single power plant.

This ‘virtual’ fuel cell power plant has a capacity of 50 kW and can be turned on and off as required to meet demand.

The fuel cell systems are reportedly being supplied by Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (CFCL), which is headquartered in Australia but has a German factory.

Trianel has been working on the micro-CHP EnergieBlock® concept since December 2011 with 45 municipal utilities.

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