GenCell A5 off-grid energy solution

Gallery GenCell A5 off-grid energy solution  1
Gallery GenCell A5 off-grid energy solution  1
April 2021
Headquarters Shmu'el Salant St 16, Petah Tikva, Israel

GenCell A5 off-grid energy solution - An off-grid fuel cell providing cost-effective, emission-free power from ammonia

More than 1.1 billion people lack electricity for lighting, telecom, cooking & economic development. With 84% of these people living in rural areas beyond the reach of power grids, solutions are needed to provide clean and affordable electricity to these people. The GenCell A5 nano-plant is an off-grid power solution that provides the benefits of green fuel cell energy with an inexpensive and easily accessible liquid fuel: anhydrous ammonia. This Solution can be used for telecommunications and rural electrification, a critical need for improving quality of life in off-grid communities. In the 2020s, more than 1 million telecom towers will be in off-grid or in poor-grid locations powered by diesel generators that pollute the air and contaminate the soil. With this Solution, off-grid communities can gain access to improved communications and electricity without pollution and emissions.

  • /

Key features

  • Enables cost-effective hydrogen logistics, since anhydrous ammonia stores 30% more energy per unit volume than liquified hydrogen
  • Zero-emission ammonia cracking process to generate hydrogen from ammonia
  • A non-polluting and low carbon alternative to diesel generators
  • Off-grid and bad-grid towers globally require 7.2 TWh, equivalent to 150 million barrels of diesel per year
  • A single 12 tonne tank of ammonia provides enough fuel for a year of 24/7 operations


  • Delivers more than 40% savings on the cost per kWh compared to diesel
  • Installing the GenCell A5 at 1,000+ sites could save up to $250 million or more compared to diesel solutions
  • Ammonia has more than 3 times the energy density of hydrogen, reducing OPEX costs; No platinum required, reducing CAPEX costs

Activity Region

  • /
  • Headquarters
  • Activity

The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.