Estonia’s energy company Alexela and cleantech startup PowerUP Energy Technologies have unveiled the world’s first smart hydrogen cabinet at Alexela’s filling station at Kakumäe harbor in Estonia’s capital Tallinn.
The first of its kind smart hydrogen cabinet is targeted towards small application users of hydrogen, including sailing boats, yachts, and campervans. To show mobility of the smart cabinet, it will soon be shifted to a more commercial harbour in Tallinn, located in Pirita.
The smart cabinet is fully automated and filled with lightweight hydrogen cylinders, provided by PowerUP Energy Technologies. With almost no human contact, the smart cabinets will be operated by a mobile payments system application called Paytailor, which makes mobile payments easy for its customers.
In addition to this, the application provides its customers a seamless experience of operating the smart cabinet. The customers can open the smart cabinet, choose the number of hydrogen tanks they want to rent, and make the payment, all via the application.
Powered by solar panels, the cabinet is a smart way for sailors, campervan owners, or any other small application users of hydrogen to easily rent hydrogen cylinders, using an app.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, Founder and CEO at PowerUP Energy Technologies said: “Hydrogen has a promising role to play in achieving decarbonisation targets globally.