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Proton Power Systems and Schafer Elektronik enter into a JV [free access]

September 6, 2019

UK-based Proton Power Systems has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Germany-based Schafer Elektronik. Together, the companies will integrate Proton’s larger industrial fuel cells with Schäfer’s power electronics, battery and a hydrogen storage system in one integrated plug and play power unit.


This unit will provide 1 MW of power for electric vehicle charging stations. It will be available either as a standalone unit or as a grid connected unit, which can also support the local grid (if required).


Across Europe and the UK, the demand for electric vehicle charging stations is expected to rapidly increase by 2021. In order to avoid overload on the national grid, these charging stations are likely to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells in order to supply the required electric load.