Stationary Power Generation with
Hydrogen Fuel Cells
For energy providers wanting to maximize their return on investment from renewables, provide continuous power, balance the grid over long durations, and provide zero-emission power to their customers, hydrogen fuel cells are the answer. Hydrogen fuel cells are a competitive solution for distributed power generation and critical infrastructure backup power.
Large-Scale Stationary Power Generation
Fuel cells are the most cost-effective solution for zero emission power generation for the following applications:
- Power to Power: Long duration energy storage for large scale renewable systems
- Backup Power: Standby power generation for data centres and other critical infrastructure during extended power outages
- Distributed Generation: Onsite power generation for offgrid commercial and industrial buildings, shore power and EV charging
Advantages of Power Generation with Fuel Cells
Hydrogen fuel cell systems are a reliable zero emission power solution for backup, standby, and peak shaving stationary applications. The fuel cell system converts hydrogen into cost-effective electricity that may be used onsite by the customer or sold back to the grid. Key attributes of Ballard’s fuel cell power generation systems:
|• Small system footprint takes up much less space in comparison to other clean energy technologies, like solar panels or battery banks
|| • Highly fuel efficient and flexible, enables quick cold-start and very rapid ramp up and down
| • Deliver improved grid stability and resiliency, increased penetration of renewables, and greater energy independence
|| • Enable long duration energy storage at lower cost than battery banks
Ballard has extensive experience integrating our industry-leading proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack technology into megawatt-scale fuel cell systems.
Ballard has supplied a number of large fuel cell stationary systems with over 8MW of recent projects.
Proven Solution for Stationary
Fuel Cell Power Generation
Ballard offers FCwave™, our next-generation medium and large scale scale stationary PEM fuel cell system, powered by our field proven, high-durability, long life FCgen®-LCS fuel cell stack.
Contact one of our fuel cell experts to get information on Ballard's FCwave™ system