The Toshiba Fuchu Complex-Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center Fuel Cell System is an 8,400kW energy storage project located in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses fuel cells as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2005.

Description

The Toshiba Fuchu Complex-Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center Fuel Cell System was developed by Toshiba Fuel Cell Power Systems . The project is owned by Toshiba Fuel Cell Power Systems (100%), a subsidiary of Toshiba.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integration and retail hydrogen fuel services.

Contractors involved

Toshiba Fuel Cell Power Systems has delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

Toshiba has brought together the Group’s various hydrogen related technologies including renewable energy-based power generation systems, water electrolysis systems, fuel cells, and so on, in order to conduct the development and demonstration testing of hydrogen solutions, such as the optimal operation of whole systems using a hydrogen energy management system. Toshiba Fuel Cell Power Systems is responsible for fuel cell systems. In demonstration tests, first of all a hydrogen generation device produces hydrogen by the electrolysis of water using electricity obtained from solar power. The hydrogen produced is then stored in a hydrogen tank. The fuel cell system receives a supply of this stored hydrogen from which electricity and heat are produced and supplied to the building. The process creates absolutely no carbon dioxide and is therefore considered as the ultimate clean energy system.

Methodology

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