Customer: Bright Green Hydrogen Limited
Location: Methil, Fife
Installed capacity: 750kW wind
Customer since: 2017
Bright Green Hydrogen launched the Hydrogen Office Project in 2010 with Poppy the 750kW wind turbine. In 2015, 160kW of solar capacity was installed at the site and hydrogen storage facilities were expanded as part of the Levenmouth Community Energy Project.
Part of the energy generated is used to produce hydrogen, which then fuels 17 hydrogen dual-fuel cars - one of Europe’s largest fleets.
The cars are used to give local social enterprises the opportunity to run sustainable transport solutions in their organisation.
The fleet includes two refuse collection vehicles converted to run on hydrogen and diesel, which is thought to be a world first.
The project also owns electric vans that have been converted to run from hydrogen which allows them to travel up to 200 miles, double that of an average electric vehicle.
Any excess power from the wind turbine that is not used to create hydrogen is then sold to the grid.
David Hogg, Technical Manager at Bright Green Hydrogen, explains what the project has brought to the local community.
“The main community benefits of the project have been a lower fuel cost to run the fleet, the ability to provide low carbon electricity for local businesses, and all project surplus goes to a local charity to fight fuel poverty.”
“We also strive to provide a strong educational resource for our community by running workshops for primary and secondary school children, demonstrative site tours and providing ‘try-out’ hydrogen vehicles.”
This pioneering project aims to shape the future energy landscape by proving the value and benefits of hydrogen technology.