Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Hydrogen Electrolyser / Storage DTI Submission
IFI 0528
Live
Apr 2013
Unknown
SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks Innovation
Click here to send a question to the contact.
Innovation Funding Incentive
None
Low Carbon Generation
£2,550,000.00
WINDSTOR is an innovative applied research project that aims to lead to the integration of a novel electrolyser / hydrogen / fuel cell energy storage system applied to a distribution network constrained wind farm output.

The project will further involve the development of a fuel cell utility vehicle, fuelled by electrolyser hydrogen off-gas. The aims of the project include the development of PEM fuel cell technology, hydrogen storage and electrolyser plant, their integration for utility applications, techno-economic evaluations, performance assessments and the development of a fuel cell utility vehicle and its fuelling infrastructure.

WINDSTOR aimed to offer multiple exploitation routes to multiple applications, with a range of significant benefits spanning the power utilities, renewables, fuel cells, hydrogen systems, transport and academic sectors.

This was an unsuccessful submission to September 05 DTI Technology Programme competition for funding. Its purpose was to develop and evaluate an integrated electrolyser / hydrogen / fuel cell energy storage system applied to a distribution network constrained wind farm output, with additional output into the transport system.