At the beginning of December, Siqens installed a field test system on the roof of the company’s building in Munich and brought it successfully into operation. In August, a fuel cell prototype was already integrated into a sailing boat. Siqens has now realized a complete system including batteries and inverter. After testing the system in the internal laboratory, the next important step has been made.
The fuel cell system can now show the functionality under actual climatic conditions. The main focus is to demonstrate that the Siqens technology outmatches other systems, especially at low temperatures. The engineers succeeded in operating a Siqens fuel cell at temperatures below freezing. This is an important benefit to customers in colder regions.
In addition, the components’ life expectancy can be verified by the field test under real conditions. The technicians can gain knowledge how to improve the life expectation and therefore the economic efficiency.