Stationary fuel cell systems enable an uninterrupted and reliable supply of energy on site. This climate-friendly alternative is particularly appealing for emerging and developing countries, where grid power supply is neither stable nor widespread in many areas.
At present, instead of fuel cells, backup generators using fossil fuels such as diesel and petrol are often still used to electrify locations with poor grid access or to ensure an uninterrupted power supply.
The new NOW factsheet on the topic of “decentralised power supply” takes a closer look at the field of application of fuel cells as grid backup systems. It provides information on their importance for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, their global market potential and shows their application potential using Nigeria as an example. In addition, it also highlights the funding opportunities for such applications within the scope of the Environmental Technologies Export Initiative.