Together we want to create the technical infrastructure for fuel cell technology, expand its use and optimise its cost/benefit potential.
Networking makes us stronger
By exchanging knowledge and clear alignment of common interests we can combine our strengths. Despite increasing competition, highly diverse markets and very heterogeneous fuel cell technologies, 22 companies are now achieving synergies through collaboration within Clean Power Net. By joining forces it is also easier to eliminate barriers encountered when developing the market and introducing fuel cells in industrial and business applications.
Innovators, manufacturers and users of fuel cell technologies are working hand in hand with research and development institutes in an effort to boost Germany’s international competi-tiveness.
The partners in Clean Power Net
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|Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG / Systemhaus Energieeffizienz / Energy Efficiency Labs||> zur Webseite|
|new enerday GmbH||> zur Webseite|
|PASM Power and Air Condition Solutions Management GmbH & Co. KG||> zur Webseite|
|Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH||> zur Webseite|
|SFC Energy AG||> zur Webseite|
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|VERTIV Co.||> zur Webseite|
|Zentraldienst der Polizei – IT 5 Autorisierte Stelle Digitalfunk||> zur Webseite|
|Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik ZBT GmbH||> zur Webseite|
|Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) Website||> zur Webseite|
Structure, financing and history
Clean Power Net has a clearly defined structure, with two spokesmen (Dr Henrik Colell, Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG and Andreas Saft, DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH), a Project Manager (Wolfgang Axthammer, NOW GmbH), a Coordinator (Joachim Jungsbluth, ZBT GmbH), a strategy group and several working groups. Issues to be addressed are agreed in connection with the Annual General Meeting and worked on over the course of the year.
Clean Power Net (CPN) was founded in 2010 by 12 companies. The initiator of the CPN network is NOW GmbH with support from the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. Today CPN consists of 22 partners and since July 2013 it has been promoted as a “lighthouse project” under the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme (NIP).
Clean Power Net is financed through twice-yearly subscriptions from the respective partners, which make up around 50% of its funding, with the other half coming from the NIP (until mid-2020)
Initiator and promoter: NOW GmbH has been commissioned by the Federal Government to implement the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme (NIP). Alongside individual projects, this promotional programme also makes provision for so-called “lighthouse” projects. Clean Power Net provides a platform for implementing the “Fuel Cells for Uninterruptible Power Supplies in Industry and Business” project. Germany’s federal states have declared their willingness to co-finance the NIP and the Bavarian State Government has accordingly agreed to meet the costs of the start-up phase (2010/11). The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia hosted the CPN’s inaugural General Meeting in February 2012 at NRW’s representative office in Berlin. Subsequent hosts were the respective Berlin representative offices of Baden-Württemberg in March 2013 and Brandenburg in March 2014.