Acta Power System Installed at Raffles Lighthouse, Singapore

27 Nov 2013

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Acta S.p.A. (AIM: ACTA), has announced that it has sold an Acta Power renewable energy storage system, plus installation and training services, to the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for installation at the famous Raffles Lighthouse on the island of Pulau Satumu, built in 1854 and one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world.

The Acta Power system will be used to store renewable energy from solar and a wind turbine and will provide power for the four lighthouse staff permanently located on the island. The system is to be installed by NTU for research and test-bedding purposes to evaluate the feasibility of using renewable energy to support remote site power requirements.

The system, using renewable power and filtered rainwater, will generate 1 m3 / h of hydrogen at 30 bar pressure, and will produce 4 kW / h of electricity via its fully integrated fuel cell module. Including ancillary systems, installation, training and support, the sale represents the largest single product sale received by the Company to date. Shipment of the system is expected by the end of 2013 with installation to be completed during the first quarter of 2014.

Paolo Bert, Chief Executive of Acta, commented: “In tandem with the progress we are making in the telecom back-up power sector, we are pleased to receive this first order for the installation of an Acta Power for a renewable energy storage application for powering off-grid communities. We are receiving significant levels of interest for this type of application and we hope that this evaluation will open the door to large scale installations in developing countries.”

     

Source: Acta

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