The goal is to develop and build a dedicated Hydrogen Tryout Area for South Africa, with the essential building blocks:

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The focus is on the development of a compact 8 kW hydrogen microgrid. The aim is to create an effective, robust and cost-efficient alternative to the polluting, fossil-fuelled generators that play a central role in South Africa as emergency power generators or to support the in-stable, non-area-wide energy supply.


Under HyWindow, activities of the Hydrogen Technology Showcase are summarized, which address two main fields of action:

  • Establishment of a virtual reference
  • Microgrid field trials


Here, a framework with different service lines is developed to support the positive impact of HyGrid and HyWindow in different areas:

  • Economical
  • Ecological
  • Scientific
  • Sociological