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Univergy Solar desarrollará dos proyectos de hidrógeno de 1 MW y 6 hidrogeneras en España Univergy Solar to develop two 1 MW hydrogen projects and 6 hydrogenerators in Spain Univergy Solar, which specializes in renewable energies, will develop two one megawatt (MW) electrolysis projects in Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha, the Spanish-Japanese group reported. In addition, it has initiated planning for the deployment of six hydrogenerators associated with several hydrogen generation facilities in Spain.

The evaluation phases of other projects in Spain, Europe, Japan and Latin America, where the company is present, have also been initiated.

In the short term, in the period 2021-2024, Univergy indicated that it will contribute to the first phase of the roadmap by developing a project submitted to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge for the implementation of these six hydropower plants in Spain.

The executive president and CEO of Univergy Solar, Ignacio Blanco, pointed out the importance of this new activity in the company and considered that hydrogen is “a necessary technology for the development of renewables, which will generate a market with enormous potential for the development of zero-emission energies”.

“Therefore, Univergy is committed to this segment of the industry, undertaking two 1MW projects, supported by our cost competitiveness, experience and know-how at international level,” he said.

In this regard, Univergy Solar has appointed Julio Hidalgo as the new director of the Hydrogen Division to take charge of the company’s European and international initiatives.

Among others, he will be in charge of establishing strategic alliances with suppliers and customers in the near future in order to ensure that projects are developed with absolute guarantee of success.

The company indicated that its hydrogen generation projects use both alkaline electrolyzer technology and PEM membrane technology. These technologies are used interchangeably depending on the location and size of the projects.

However, for projects involving stand-alone facilities and for other industrial and domestic applications, fuel cells will be used to meet customers’ power generation and stability requirements.