In June 2020, Power Innovations successfully completed a landmark 48-hour test with Hydrogen Fuel Cells. A full data center server load –200kW of hyperscale computers and computer simulators– was run on hydrogen-powered fuel cells for 48 continuous hours, longer than ever before! In September of 2019, the same test was performed for 24 continuous hours, which at that time was a first in the industry.
By running four automotive fuel cells in parallel to generate 10,500+ kWh of pollution-free electricity in 48 hours, Power Innovation’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Innovation Lab set a new record for hydrogen-generated computer backup power. This successful test demonstrates that hydrogen power is a viable, long duration, pollution-free solution to data center primary and backup power needs.