UPS Systems has completed the fuel cell installation for the Environmental Energy Technology Centre (EETC) in Rotherham.

UPS Systems installed three 12kW Hydrogenics fuel cells into the Hydrogen Mini Grid System (HMGS), along with nine inverters, three 168Ahr batteries and supervisory software to control the system.

The HMGS has been developed by energy consultancy, TNEI Services and hydrogen specialists the Pure Energy Centre. The system is designed to produce and store ‘green’ hydrogen energy generated by a 225kW wind turbine to power the EETC and make it self sufficient.

Dr Jason Stoyel, technical manager at TNEI and HMGS project manager, said: “In putting together the team to deliver this ground breaking project, we wanted to work with companies that could deliver innovative solutions and systems. UPS Systems has not disappointed and with the installation of the fuel cell we are one step closer to on-site generation of ‘green’ hydrogen.”

The EETC is due to open in early 2010.