Ampcontrol has unveiled the world’s first domestic hydrogen battery capable of storing enough electricity to power the average Australian home for two days before European ambassadors visiting the Hunter Region as part of an NSW Government-led trade mission.
A collaborative partnership between Ampcontrol and Australian startup LAVO has successfully produced a domestic hydrogen battery that pioneers the next generation of green energy storage for commercial and residential use.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said, “Ampcontrol is leading the way in green energy storage systems, supporting LAVO’s world-leading hydrogen hybrid battery, and what’s most exciting about it is that it’s developed right here in regional NSW.”
Welcoming the delegation to Ampcontrol, Managing Director & CEO Rod Henderson said it was fantastic to showcase the region’s innovation, technology and world-class manufacturing capability to key global decision-makers.
“We have such highly skilled expertise, world-class educational facilities and ground-breaking research and development in the Hunter. We encourage global businesses to come here and work with us, invest in our cutting-edge technology and energy solutions, such as LAVO, and partner with the many incredible innovators we have in the Hunter,” added Mr Henderson.
“While coal mining will be here for years to come, the NSW Government is supporting development and investment in new technologies to help diversify local economies and power the state down the track,” said Mr Barilaro.
On display for the first time following successful prototype testing, the LAVO hydrogen battery technology consists of an electrolysis system, fuel cell power, and hydrogen story array packed into one cabinet. The integrated hybrid system combines hydrogen and rooftop solar to deliver sustainable, reliable and renewable green energy to homes and businesses.
“I’m delighted to see the inspiring work being carried out by Ampcontrol in the renewable energy space on show,” added Mr Barilaro.
In addition to the LAVO hydrogen battery, the delegation of 14 ambassadors from Europe and the European Union also viewed other innovative products developed and manufactured by Ampcontrol during a tour of the Tomago NSW operations, including a stand-alone power system and an off-grid water security solution, both designed to make a meaningful improvement to the lives of people living in regional and remote communities.