Australian study tour to Mariestad and Vårgårda

In June Nilsson Energy hosted an Australian delegation during a study visit to its customers in Mariestad and Vårgårda

Mr Criag Ehrke, Managing Director at MACK VALVES PTY LTD, and Mr Ravin Mirchandani, Director at MACK VALVES PTY LTD & Executive Chairman at Ador Powertron Limited started the tour by visiting Nilsson Energy´s demohouse in Gothenburg. After a thorough technical and financial discussion the group moved on to visit projects under construction and installation in Mariestad and Vårgårda.

In Mariestad the Mayor Mr Johan Abrahamsson welcomed the delegation and shared information about the smart city solution “Electric Village” including the World´s first solar powered hydrogen refuelling-station. The station and its energy storage, also intended for voltage/frequence regulation of the local grid, gained a lot of interest from the visiting guests.

Mr Mirchandani, Key-note speaker at Smart City India 2018 Expo, Delhi, underlined the uniqueness of what the Swedish municipalities are achieving via Nilsson Energy´s renewable energy solutions RE8760 by stating: “Nilsson has the most successful example of having a home off grid using solar based hydrogen generation anywhere in the world and has assisted the city of Mariestad to achieve its own green energy ambitions through an ambitious (yet real) solar hydrogen generation facility to fill vehicles driven on hydrogen. Neither of these have been done anywhere else in the world as yet.”

In Vårgårda Mr Jan Thorsson, Managing Director Vårgårdabostäder, proudly showed the delegation the fist house in a housing estate of six buildings that are currently being refurbished and prepared to go off-grid using a RE8760 system solution with one shared hydrogen storage for all six buildings. The delegates showed an equal interest in this solution as they previously showed in Mariestad.

To date, nearly 3.000 individuals have visited the demohouse in Gothenburg. Nilsson Energy foresees many delegations visiting our customers projects and hope this will create new opportunities for all involved.

First vital RE8760 module in place in Mariestad

The first and vital module of RE8760, a solar park delivered by Nilsson Energy´s highly professional sub-contractor AT-Solar, is in place in Mariestad. The solar park will shortly be connected and make use of the abundance of sun currently shining over the site adjacent to the already established hydrogen refuelling station.

The solar powered station and its energy storage, also intended for voltage/frequence regulation of the local grid,will be inaugurated in the autumn of 2018.
The next RE8760 moduls to be installed are hydrogen storage containers, a fuelcell, battery and inverter container followed by containers containing electrolyser and compressor.

The project in Mariestad has gained lots of national and international exposure.
Please stay tuned for further development of this game-changing project.

Nilsson Energy featured in gasworld

Nilsson Energy, its pioneering founding father Hans-Olof Nilsson and Market & PR Director Martina Wettin, has been featured by gasworld, the leading global industrial gas information provider.

Please take part of the interview here.

Photo: Harald Bouma

Successful participation at Exhibition in Mariestad

Approx. 10.000 people visited the “Bomässan-exhibition” in Mariestad between Feb. 23 – Feb. 25 making the event a formidable success. Nilsson Energy had the great opportunity of meeting customers and the general public face to face discussing energy solutions for present and future energy system solutions.

In addition to meeting the general public in the exhibition showroom, Hans-Olof Nilsson gave two public talks during the event. These gained lots of positive feedback from the crowd and since they were delivered in co-operation with VänerEnergi (Mr. Harald Bouma) and the Swedish Hydrogen Association (Mr. Björn Aronsson) the attendees were given an holistic view on energy solutions including hydrogen. Mr. Nilsson spoke in a very pragmatic manner about how a Nilsson Energy solution “RE8760” works and illuminated the different applications that are currently being developed and built in Mariestad and Vårgårda.

Nilsson Energy would like to extend a warm “thank you!” to the organisers of the Exhibition, the municipality of Mariestad, VänerEnergi and the Swedish Hydrogen association for providing such a fruitful event.

Meet Nilsson Energy in Mariestad at “Bomässan” Novab Arena Feb. 23 – 25

Nilsson Energy will be represented at the public exhibition “Bomässan” at Novab Arena in Mariestad Friday Feb. 23 – Sunday Feb. 25.

Please visit us at exhibition showroom No. 111 where we will be highlighting the possibilities a hydrogen society is bringing. Nilsson Energy will be sharing the task together with Mariestad´s municipality, Swedish Hydrogen Association and UNESCO/Biosphere.

Hans-Olof Nilsson will be giving two talks on Friday and Saturday sharing his experience as a system integrator as well as highlighting the current projects being realized in Mariestad.

For further information please follow the link below.
(Swedish)

The exhibition is open:
Friday 12.00-18.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 10.00-17.00

Looking forward to meeting you!
The Nilsson Energy Team

Game-changing solar powered, onsite emission-free hydrogen production unit is being built in Mariestad, Sweden

Mariestad is an international model area for sustainable social development. Now, the municipality, the local energy company VänerEnergi and the company Nilsson Energy are building an innovative energy system for solar powered hydrogen production to the already established hydrogen station next to highway E20. The investment ensures that the hydrogen produced onsite in Mariestad is completely renewable and emission-free. The solar radiation over the solar cell park will also be able to be longterm stored in hydrogen to be used when the sun is not shining by producing electricity and heat through fuel cell technology.

On November 23, it was announced that the company Nilsson Energy won the contract to build an independent off-grid hydrogen production plant connected to the existing hydrogen fueling station in Mariestad municipality. The parties met in the town hall in Mariestad on December 6th to sign the agreement and informed the assembled media about the revolutionary energy system.

Nilsson Energy has been contracted to build an off-grid energy system solution, including onsite hydrogen production for continuous refueling of the hydrogen fueling station, built next to the highway E20 in Mariestad. The contract also includes building a solar park, whose solar energy constitutes the fuel for the system. Through the investment, it is ensured that the hydrogen produced is completely renewable and emission-free. Technical leader and Founding Father of Nilsson Energy, Mr. Hans-Olof Nilsson, renowned energy pioneer, is passionate about renewable off-grid energy systems. Together with his colleagues Mr. Pontus Lundgren and Mrs. Martina Wettin, Hans-Olof Nilsson expresses his excitement about building the world unique energy system in Mariestad.

– Nilsson Energy is the supplier of complete energy systems that are easy for the customer to use. We have the “recipe” for harvesting solar and wind energy, adding water and building completely self-sufficient energy system solutions for all types of energy consumers. As in Mariestad’ s case, it can be about mobility, but we are equally happy to provide housing, business and / or industrial environment solutions. Being the first in the world contracted to build an off-grid hydrogen fueling station “fed” by the sun is obviously fun and important. The way a municipality and the local energy company VänerEnergi, now shows leadership, is also exciting, says Hans-Olof Nilsson, founder and partner in Nilsson Energy

In close cooperation with its component suppliers, Nilsson Energy is now prepared for at rapid expansion for its stationary and modular energy system solutions RE8760.

– There will be more exciting projects soon. Establishing and exporting emission-free and easy-to-use renewable energy system solutions, including recycling of water if the customer so demands due to water-shortage feels very important. Together with its subcontractors and partners, Nilsson Energy will hopefully also soon be a strong export product in line with Mariestad’ s desire for new industrialization initiatives.

Stored energy provides multiple uses

The new energy system enables Mariestad to produce solar energy and by Power-to-Gas do seasonal storage in hydrogen, 100 percent renewable. The hydrogen will initially be used primarily for the refueling of fuel cell vehicles.

-Hydrogen is an excellent medium for long-term storage of energy. It is both economical and safe. Excess hydrogen can also produce electricity and feed the grid, as a power reserve if the need arises. In event of a crisis, we can also lean against a stored hydrogen reserve, explains Harald Bouma, Project Coordinator, VänerEnergi AB.

Sweden’s first off-grid pre-schools

The solar cell park and the energy system solution at the hydrogen fueling station will be in place late autumn 2018. At the same time, project preparations have been initiated to build two pre-schools with innovative renewable energy systems. The two schools will be selfsufficient, or at least partly self-sufficient, using solar power. The surplus of energy might also be stored in hydrogen and be converted via fuel-cell technology during the dark autumn and winter months.