A FC forklift being charged with hydrogen Photo: Toyota Industries
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Toyota Industries charges fuel-cell forklifts with solar hydrogen

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By Sousuke Kudou

Toyota Industries Corp has installed the H2Plaza, which charges fuel-cell (FC) forklifts with hydrogen produced by using solar electricity, at its Takahama Plant in Takahama City, Aichi Prefecture.

The H2Plaza has functions to produce, compress, store and supply hydrogen. It supplies CO2-free hydrogen to 13 FC forklifts operating in the plant.

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp provided hydrogen-related facilities with a hydrogen production capacity of 10Nm3/h. And Mitsubishi Electric Corp supplied solar panels with a total output of 190kW.

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Clean, renewable energy and clean, green storage. This is the goal.

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It would be interested to know how efficient this is compared to simply charging EV forklifts would be.

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kohakuebisuToday  10:09 am JST

It would be interested to know how efficient this is compared to simply charging EV forklifts would be.

Much more efficient since it takes much more time to recharge compared to filling it up with Hydrogen and will have more operating time since Hydrogen has a higher energy density compared to batteries.

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Agreed. Oh, and that looks like my car in the background!

(Well, we can all dream, right?)

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