Proton Motor was selected as one of the leading clean-tech providers in Europe to develop and deliver a 75 Kilowatt-amp container fuel cell system for the Surf ‘n’ Turf project on the Scottish Orkney Islands. The Orkney Islands in northern Scotland avail themselves of enormous natural resources of wind, tidal and wave energy. Tidal energy is being used for the first time worldwide in the Surf ‘n’ Turf project to produce hydrogen via electrolysis.
This is stored in the short and long term, can be easily transported and, if required, be back-flowed efficiently by means of the PM fuel cell systems. In addition, the heat produced by the system can be used to heat buildings. In this way, a holistic approach is being pursued that provides the entire region with renewable and sustainable energy based on a hydrogen infrastructure.
More information about the project and the project partners can be found here: http://www.surfnturf.org.uk/