AFC Energy PLC has announced that it has received an order from ACCIONA, a Spanish construction group, for its H-Power ‘S’ Series 50kVA hydrogen-powered generator. This generator is specifically designed for heavy-duty construction and temporary power requirements and will be delivered to Spain in the second half of 2023, as per AFC’s statement.
Initially, ACCIONA will be renting the generator, which includes a 30kW AFC Energy air-cooled fuel cell and a 45kWh battery storage system, for the first six months, with an option to purchase thereafter. ACCIONA currently has a fleet of thirty 80 kVA diesel generators, and this order marks the first step in replacing them with more sustainable options.
Both AFC Energy and ACCIONA have been testing hydrogen power generators in Spain, but this new 50kVA version is not only cheaper to operate, but also provides a 400% increase in power output.
Miguel Paris Torres, Head of Area at ACCIONA’s Construction R&D Centre, stated that “The system’s modularity, scalability and compactness make this an ideal platform to displace diesel generators from our construction sites in the near term.” Adam Bond, AFC’s Chief Executive, added that “ACCIONA is a key relationship for AFC Energy and has provided support to us in defining the ‘voice of the customer’ in a way that has informed the design specification and operation of our new 50kVA H-Power S Series emissions-free genset. Decarbonisation of the construction industry, in the UK, Europe and internationally is an important step in society’s move towards Net Zero.”
This order from ACCIONA signifies a significant milestone for AFC Energy as it continues to make progress in advancing sustainable energy solutions for various industries.