How green hydrogen gas can secure rural energy supply in times of crisis.
How can rural communities ensure local energy supply in times of crisis? The village of Häradsbäck in Småland wanted to investigate the possibilities of producing and storing green hydrogen gas – both as a backup for its own energy supply and to sell onwards. In a development project, Semcon is now creating a technical concept for the production of green hydrogen gas using solar cells.
In a changeable world, crisis preparedness is important. After storm Gudrun, which swept over Sweden in January 2005 and hit the municipality of Älmhult in Småland hard, the village of Häradsbäck decided to make sure they were better prepared for the future.
‘There isn’t one solution for the energy transition that we need to make as a society,’ says Erik Fiedler, Project Manager at Semcon, ‘but rather, we need to combine several different technologies. One exciting track is green hydrogen gas. Many local communities in Sweden and Europe are currently facing the same sorts of challenges as Häradsbäck and the hope is that more can benefit from our findings in the project.’