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With its PEM fuel cell technology, Proton Motor provides the basis for making the world’s first energy-autonomous, purely solar-powered apartment building possible.

Facility Specifications
Location
Brütten, Switzerland
Commissioning
January 2016
Type
Proton Motor PM Module S8
Voltage Output
600 VDC – 700 VDC
Power Requirement
6.2 kW fuel cell
H2-Storage
Hydrogen tank at 30 bar

The residential building in Brütten in the Swiss district of Winterthur follows increased ecological and energy standards and was initiated by “Umwelt Arena AG”. The house requires no external energy supply, neither thermal nor electrical. All electrical and thermal energy is drawn from the sun and distributed throughout the year by various forms of storage (short-term and seasonal storage) in the building. The solar energy is converted into electricity via the solar cells and temporarily stored in daily or medium-term battery storage units for use in the building. For long-term storage, a new type of conversion from electricity to hydrogen is used. The hydrogen is temporarily stored and converted into electrical and thermal energy via a fuel cell when needed.

In this project, Proton Motor is responsible for converting the stored hydrogen back into electricity and feeding the electrical energy into the DC circuit of the house. For this purpose, the PM Module S8 fuel cell module is integrated with a DC/DC converter in a 19-inch cabinet. Furthermore, Proton Motor’s scope of delivery includes a heat exchanger that makes it possible to use the thermal energy generated during the process to heat the house’s hot water.

Fuel cell module in use
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    APEX Energy Teterow GmbH
    „We were enthusiastic about the professional cooperation! The quality of Proton Motor products and their services are excellent.“
  • H2tec AG
    „We were very satisfied with the cooperation. The quality of the products is convincing and our wishes were implemented accordingly. We were particularly convinced by the flexibility and the possible applications of the products.“
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    Technische Universität Berlin
    „We were very satisfied with the project implementation, as even misunderstandings were solved quickly and successfully by Proton Motor.“

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