The feuding had to stop: fuel cells and hydrogen offer electrical autonomy in abundance – batteries offer instant electrical power… so why not work together? Consultant Jim Horwitz looks at what's on offer.
Fuel Cells differ from batteries by definition in that they supply power constantly with no degradation as long as there is a fuel source but have intrinsically no stored power. By contrast, electronic storage – batteries and capacitors – instantly provides power stored internally, though it must eventually be recharged by an external power supply. Each offers advantages and limitations in most applications . . .