Fuel cell gets factory green light

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Fuel cell gets factory green light

Arcola Energy and Proton Motors, the suppliers of the hydrogen fuel cell that will sit on Kirkwall pier, have finished the factory construction process on the unit.

The equipment passed its 'Factory Acceptance Test' at Proton's factory in Munich, Germany, on March 21st. It will ship to Scotland in April. The unit has been built into a shipping container making transport relatively easy.

The container holds all the equipment to make electricity from hydrogen gas – as well as battery banks, control and safety systems.