Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a stationary fuel cell generator that features the fuel cell system used in the Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle.
The new generator has been installed in the Honsha Plant grounds in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. Verification tests on the generator have now began.
The generator uses two of the fuel cell system components equipped in the Mirari, including its fuel cell stack, power control unit, and secondary battery.
For the verification tests, the electricity generated by the fuel cell generator will be used inside the Honsha Plant; the generator will operate continuously for 24 hours a day and generate a rated output of 100 kilowatts.
Based on the results of the verification tests, Toyota intends to use fuel cell generators as private power generators in an increasing number of plants.
The generators will be fuelled by hydrogen emitted both during the production process for fuel cell system components, as well as during evaluation and testing processes. Toyota intends to develop and implement technologies that make effective use of hydrogen.