JRC Technical Report - Global deployment of large capacity stationary fuel cells

A technical report published by the Joint Research Council (European Commission) investigates the global deployment of large capacity stationary fuel cells.

The study attempts to identify some key factors influencing deployment and to relate them to the trends observed in specific countries/regions. These factors include: energy and climate policies, FC funding programmes, competing technologies, the presence of FC system manufacturers and energy prices (spark spread). The study finds that the global deployment of large-scale fuel cells is currently dominated by the US and South Korean market, which together make up almost 95% of installed capacity.

In Europe, where companies are currently focussing on small to medium scale applications, considerable financial incentives would be required if the levels of implementation observed in the US and South Korea are to be realised.

The publication can be accessed here on the EU Science Hub website.