The refuelling station in the Swedish town of Mariestad supplies fuel cell vehicles with hydrogen. The gas is produced locally in an electrolysis plant that requires a constant flow of energy around the clock. The electricity needed to power the plant is generated by a 150-kW photovoltaic installation. To balance out any fluctuations, a TESVOLT storage system stores all excess energy for later use.
To make up for lower production during the darker winter months, the plant produces a surplus of hydrogen in the summer. This ensures a constant, self-sufficient supply all year round. The refuelling station is part of the Europe-wide network of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe initiative.