The project aims to analyse the potential of renewable, green hydrogen projects, their generation, the system integration of grid replacement systems with hydrogen fuel cells and their use for a decentralized and/or off-grid environmentally friendly energy supply for hotel and other tourist properties on the Pacific Islands.

The aim is to provide interested German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an understanding of the current situation in the Pacific Island Countries (PIC) markets, their leading players, and the legal and political framework conditions.

The environment analysis to be prepared for this purpose will focus on relevant information about selected island regions’ hotels and tourist resorts, related political and technical needs, and market opportunities. Insights from interviews with industry experts will also be incorporated. The study will also serve as a preparatory basis for concept development by AHK New Zealand and as a basis for discussion in workshops and webinars with German and selected companies, organisations, and other relevant stakeholders of the respective PIC. A pre-selection of possible application examples and locations is made in seminars and preceding analyses.

Location analyses will be conducted for one to two of the identified application examples, presenting the technical and economic framework conditions for a technology introduction. They will be given to potential consortium partners. The focus will be on the cooperation of German companies, institutions, associations, and research centres of the PIC. The goal is to develop a strategy for German SMEs that can support the development of hydrogen-based, decentralized and off-grid electricity networks with their technologies. In addition, an initial assessment of replicability or scalability will be given and presented to further local stakeholders.