Impact at ENERGETAB 2023
Impact Clean Power Technology S.A., a leading provider of battery systems for transportation and stationary energy storage, will showcase its latest energy storage solutions at this year’s Energetab trade fair. The company’s booth will feature Toshiba’s hydrogen stack, which serves as the core of Impact’s integrated H2MAX hydrogen system, an energy storage facility built using award-winning FONA ENERGY modules, and a visualization of a large-scale containerized energy storage system for professional energy applications. Dr. Bartłomiej Kras, President of the Management Board of Impact, will participate in the Energy Storage Conference – PSME Forum for Professionals in the hydrogen segment.
“The energy revolution and the creation of a secure energy system in Europe are not possible without modern lithium-ion or hydrogen energy storage facilities. Impact is well-prepared to play a significant role in the rapidly developing energy storage market,” says Dr. Bartłomiej Kras.
Impact’s proposed offering at the fair includes an industrial energy storage facility with a capacity starting from 1 MWh in a turnkey solution (design, execution, integration, commissioning, service). The system has a lifespan of 15 years, and its modular design allows for scalability. The storage facility is maintenance-free thanks to proprietary remote monitoring and control systems. The system is characterized by durability and reliability, with low internal cell resistance enabling operation without additional cooling (only air conditioning). Impact will also provide a proven proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) and reliable technical support. The company has experience in practical energy storage implementations in collaboration with PGE Energia Odnawialna, PKP Energetyka, and Tauron.
Impact is also introducing the integrated H2MAX hydrogen system – a power pack containing an electric battery, inverter, and hydrogen fuel cell based on Toshiba’s stack, along with other essential components. The company is currently in the process of creating the first prototype versions of H2MAX after successfully completing laboratory tests in Germany. “Our goal is to offer the market, including stationary energy storage, solutions with significantly better lifespan parameters and lower H2 consumption than similar solutions currently used in the market,” emphasizes Dr. Bartłomiej Kras.
“As experts in the field of energy storage, we have gathered a wealth of international experience, and we see that only a holistic approach, which we define as the H2 All in ONE Solution at IMPACT, has immense justification in the segment of stationary electrical and thermal energy storage. Integrating all elements of the hydrogen system into a single integrated ecosystem, possessing Renewable Energy Sources, lithium-ion storage, electrolyzer with hydrogen storage, and H2MAX fuel cell, allows us to seriously address the issue, which will find application in emerging decentralized energy ecosystems,” says Krzysztof Dresler, Director of Hydrogen Projects at Impact.
Bringing together all elements of the hydrogen system into an integrated energy ecosystem, an installation containing the full hydrogen value chain – from hydrogen production to excess distribution – provides an advantage in significantly reducing hydrogen production costs and simplifying access to financing. The company is working on a business model involving the introduction of an embedded financial solution called H2MAX as a Service to the market, making it easier to obtain project bankability and allowing the conversion of CAPEX expenses into periodic OPEX costs. Packaging the H2MAX ecosystem as a financial service similar to leasing will help buyers transition to hydrogen solutions more effectively, adds Dresler.The company’s booth will also showcase a smaller energy storage facility for prosumers based on FONA ENERGY modules, which were awarded in previous editions of the Energetab trade fair.
The FONA ENERGY family of storage facilities is entirely Polish, certified, easy to install, and maintenance-free. Designed to work with renewable energy sources, including photovoltaics, the storage facility features high energy density based on NMC technology, reliability, long lifespan (minimum of 8 years), and easy expandability due to its modular construction. It can be easily integrated with home photovoltaic installations, allowing for virtually any configuration. The capacity of a single FONA ENERGY GEN 2.0 module, i.e., 4.7 kWh, was selected based on market analysis of micro-installations conducted by ICPT S.A., ensuring optimal scalability for the needs of prosumers not only in the Polish market but also in more developed energy storage markets. The storage facility can be scaled according to customer needs through parallel or serial connection of modules. Currently, FONA ENERGY GEN 2.0 collaborates with popular inverters used in PV installations, including inverters from companies such as SOLIS, SOFAR SOLAR, or SMA. The list of compatible inverters is continually expanding. As a manufacturer, we can quickly integrate with any inverter recommended by our distribution partners. The use of our battery in installations increases energy independence while supporting the global trend towards energy neutrality.