Hofkerk Lawijckerhof

Project aim (2023)

Together with a Dutch project developer, Solenco Power will deploy a Solenco Powerbox installation in the Netherlands.  The Powerbox will be used to cover the thermal energy needs for 8 living units.

Vives – Solyzer

Project aim (2022)

A 10 kW Solyzer was placed at the hydrogen research center at Vives University of Applied Sciences. It will be used to create their own green hydrogen for both investigation projects and refuelling of their hydrogen car.

IZEN – Solar PV connected

Project Description (2021)

IZEN is a specialist in Solar PV installatiosn from small residential kW scale up to industrial MW scale. They installed a Powerbox in their head office in Lille to balance excess Solar PV energy. In the weekends or on very sunny weekdays, there is often too much production of Solar PV and the installation is limited in terms of allowed injection into the grid. Now with the Powerbox, the energy is stored and converted back on weekdays to usefull power the office building. As a next step, IZEN will install electric charging points for cars. Also here the Powerbox will support providing the necessary power and energy at the right moments in time.

The Powerbox is also connected to the heating system of the building (a water-water heat pump) via the hot water buffer tank. Recuperated heat from the Powerbox is used to support the heating of the building.

HORIZON 2020 – POWERBOX

Project aim (2020-2022)

The aim of the EU-funded Powerbox project is to commercialise the innovative energy storage solution developed by Solenco Power NV.
Solenco Powerbox allows homes and small businesses to cheaply store their own generated energy, for hours or whole seasons. The system combines an electrolyser and a fuel cell in one unit which transform electricity into hydrogen, store it indefinitely and then convert hydrogen back into electricity and heat with minimal losses.

Horizon 2020 – NETfficient

Project aim (2015-2018)

The NETfficient project deployed and demonstrated local energy storage technologies. It developed information and communication tools to exploit the synergies between renewable energy sources, energy storage, the smart gird, and the citizens. The scope of this real environment project included five use cases, covering low voltage and medium voltage scenarios and a wide range of applications and functionalities. Solenco’s contribution – spin-off of Vandenborre Energy Systems NV – included two low voltage installations where hydrogen technology was used as energy storage. Combination of electrolysis and fuel cell processes were demonstrated as well as two different technologies for hydrogen storage.
The NETfficient consortium brought together 13 companies from 7 different European countries:
3 Industrial partners (large industrial companies);
3 SMEs;
4 Research partners;
1 Academic partners;
1 Public Administration as an end-user;
1 Communal energy provider as an end-user

Innovathuis

Project description (2019)

Together with Hylife innovations, Solenco installed the first hydrogen powered house in The Netherlands. The house, located in a residential neighbourhood in Stad aan ‘t Haringvliet, was the result of a strong cooperation between many parties to realise what is called “the first Dutch hydrogen home”.

The aim of this project was to demonstrate and test the use of hydrogen in a residential environment. The Powerbox was installed with a hydrogen tank of 1200L in the garden. The necessary permits, certifications and safety measures were investigated and obtained for this project.

Powerbox – Grid connected

Project description (2020)

Giacomini is an Italian specialist in heating equipment for buildings. They have a very long history and experience. This family owned company pioneered with hydrogen based heating solutions (catalyic boiler) back in the early 2000’s. Today, the vision of Giacomini is to develop their product range for heating homes and buildings towards the use of hydrogen as a clean energy.

The Powerbox is installed in the head office of Giacomini Benelux in Bierges, Belgium. The Powerbox is connected to the local heating system (via a hot water buffer tank).

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