H2GO is developing self-contained systems for generating and storing hydrogen energy to provide reliable, clean and affordable electricity to those in need.

H2GO Power is developing and distributing Off-Grid Plug and Play Power (OG3P) systems in hospitals, businesses and public buildings in developing countries to improve access to reliable and clean energy. The modular design is housed in a standard shipping containers which provides clean energy using hydrogen fuel. The containerised energy unit is fitted with an electrolyser that uses renewable energy to produce solid hydrogen fuel as a form of energy storage. When needed, this hydrogen fuel is then burned to generate power, with water as the only byproduct. The system has been designed as a back-up for hospitals during power cuts, as an alternative to carbon-intensive diesel generators.

H2GO is currently trialling an OG3P system in the UK but the company has also signed up to collaborate with SMAP Energy to bring power to hospitals in Nigeria once the technology is ready. Despite their fast-growing economy, Nigerians still suffer from a lack of energy access, which is particularly problematic for hospitals. Because 60% of the country is not connected to a reliable energy grid, hospitals can be out of power for up to 12 hours a day. H2GO hope that their OG3P systems will be able offer an alternative energy source during power cuts, as well as reduce energy bills by 25% and CO2 emissions by 65%.

Why you should care

1.2 billion people live without access to electricity, and are concentrated in the least developed corners of the world. More accessible off-grid energy systems such as diesel, kerosene and biofuels pose a persistent threat to human health and the environment, so finding renewable alternatives that are scalable, affordable, clean and stable is an important priority.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Affordable and clean energy
The OG3P unit has the potential to reduce energy poverty by providing one reliable and clean energy source to off-grid communities.

Climate action
Energy accounts for two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing the proportion of renewables is imperative in reigning in emissions and halting climate change.