Hybrid Energy revealed on Tuesday (July 12), that its daughter company Hystorsys had won a contract to install the hydrogen storage at the Vestiden Junior Highschool in Kongsberg, Norway.

Hystorsys, a spin off from the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), plans to install its storage solution at the school to store excess energy produced by solar panels during the summer as hydrogen, ready for winter consumption.

The Norwegian company has said its metal hydride-based storage solution which it believes can offer a higher energy density than lithium batteries, which could encourage a shift away from oil and gas use in the region.

Yngve Solvang CEO of Hybrid Energy, explained, “This ground-breaking technology used on such a large scale will be the first of its kind. This is a major milestone in Hydrogen Storage in view of replacing oil and gas and will open a large market potential.”

Hybrid Energy says its storage solution has the ability to store 1kg of hydrogen in a 17-litre metal hydride unit at 30 bar, by comparison to more traditional storage units offering 1kg in 42-litre units at 350 bar.

H2 View understands the project will be delivered on a license provided by Hyon AS.


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