The aim of the project is to increase public awareness and measures in the area of communication for the Clean Power Net (CPN) lighthouse project as an »umbrella« across all individual projects in the area of business power supply (UPS/emergency power supply) and the development of a design tool for fuel cell logistics for critical, decentralised power supply.

For the latter, technically feasible logistics solutions for fuel cells are to already be compared and assessed, taking economic aspects into account, during planning. Fuel cell system providers should therefore be supported during a precompetitive phase. Communication is a key factor for market preparation of fuel cell systems for uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Within the CPN, this should be bundled through mutual measures across numerous companies in order to bring about greater acceptance for the fuel cell and to generate multiplier effects through reference projects and applications.

According to estimates by experts, sales through the deployment of fuel cells in the area of critical and uninterruptible power supply should reach up to US$1.7 billion by 2017. Today, the foundation towards this development is being laid through CPN. Another core CPN issue is the demonstration and market preparation of fuel cell technology for efficient and innovative applications.

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Partner Start of term End of term Funding amount
Zentrum für Brennstoffzellen-Technik GmbH01.07.1331.12.16161,660.40 €
161,660.40 €