EXCLUSIVE by Scottish Energy News
The Chinese Government has awarded a UK renewables company a place in the finals of the its fifth Energy and Entrepreneurship competition.
Clean Power Solutions – and its Scottish sister company Smart Power – were invited to present at the semi-finals of the Chinese Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Shenzhen recently.
As a result, the Grid connection, energy storage and Hydrogen systems from Clean Power Solutions and Smart Power will compete for the top prize in the finals of the competition, which is due to take place on 19 September.
Although China has a huge renewable energy industry, it is almost entirely controlled by the state power companies. It is extremely difficult for any company to have its own renewable energy and connect to the Grid because of the intermittency of renewable energy.
Marc Stanton, (PhD) Commercial and Marketing Director, explained: “This prestigious competition has several categories and Clean Power Solutions’ patented new Grid connection and energy storage systems were of particular interest to the Chinese judges of the Energy section.
“Our patented Grid connection and energy storage system enables any company to connect to the Grid without causing any problems of reactive power, voltage rise or phase imbalances, whilst delivering a constant stable power supply.
“It is these problems that have previously been a problem to companies wishing to connect renewable energy to the local Grid network.
“Moreover, any extra power can be converted to hydrogen which can be used as vehicle fuel.
“With China’s massive vehicle pollution problems, the ability to make hydrogen from free excess electricity could have significant implications for China.”
China has spent £15.8 million this year on research for hydrogen fuel and is in the process of installing more than 200-hydrogen powered trams in the Foshan area.
Stanton added: “Clean Power Solutions small scale hydrogen refuelling station could enable hydrogen powered vehicles to be used all over China without needing massive electricity supplies.”
The benefits of a hydrogen economy: https://youtu.be/pZo6AUyHNnc