Renewable Cloud™ Services
Enabling distribution-level marketplaces for 100% renewable energy integration into transportation and storage applications.
How this will impact Adelaide's carbon emissions
A national leader in large-scale wind and residential solar, South Australia is uniquely placed to benefit from the transition towards zero-emission mobility.
The two key technologies, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs), are complementary, and their adoption combined provides an alternative solution to diesel and petrol vehicles across road transport applications.
• BEVs store electricity on-board in batteries, and are better suited to limited range, commuter applications due to battery weight and charging time considerations.
• Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) generate electricity on-board using hydrogen and fuel cells. Higher power densities, fast refueling and extensive driving ranges, make FCEVs better suited for the most demanding duty cycles, from large SUVs to Buses and Trucks.
When powered by renewable electricity or hydrogen, these technologies can also provide truly sustainable, carbon-neutral mobility solutions.
The Hydrogen Utility™ - H2U, a specialist developer of infrastructure solutions for sustainable mobility and renewable energy storage applications.
Our proposal for the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge is to progressively establish in Adelaide a world-first distribution-level marketplace for 100% renewable energy integration into transportation and storage applications.
The proposal builds on scalable, commercially mature technologies, and is enabled by Renewable Cloud™, a proprietary energy-management platform enabling real-time integration of renewable power from on-site and grid-connected resources.
The first stage in our proposal is to establish a commercial-scale hydrogen refuelling station, and a trial fleet of commercial FCEVs, including buses, taxis and waste collection trucks.
100% renewable hydrogen for the station will be produced on-site, via water electrolysis powered by a combination of solar (generated on-site) and wind, purchased from grid-connected wind farms and integrated in real time via Renewable Cloud™.
A shared-service facility, this first station will be strategically located to enable effective participation by key fleet operators, including Adelaide City Council, its waste collection contractor, and bus services contractors.
While immediately providing a scalable, replicable solution to remove direct, Scope 1 transport emissions within the City, our proposal will contribute to lay the foundation for a distribution-level marketplace for renewable energy across the entire City.
In the second stage of our proposal, building on ‘critical mass’ loads and ultra-fast response capabilities of hydrogen generation equipment, we will work with local stakeholders to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Renewable Cloud™ platform in enabling 100% renewable energy integration for other key target applications, including:
• Fleet charging of BEVs
• Virtual Power Plant for multiple site operations
• Distributed Energy Storage aggregation
Voting has now closed for the Wildcard prize. Stay tuned to find out which project will be the 11th finalist.