Green Hydrogen Storage combined with a bifacial PV system: Graded Spa-Dubai Branch in collaboration with Sharjah University

The hydrogen research project launched by Graded in Dubai in collaboration with the University of Sharjah enters the testing phase. The intervention, entitled “Green Hydrogen Storage combined with a bifacial PV system”, aims to develop a photovoltaic/hydrogen fuel cell micro-grid power system for energy-efficient buildings using integrated radiant ceiling cooling and cold roof technologies. The performance of different types of solar panels and individual components were tested (see first photo below). Now the University is proceeding with simulations, in order to optimize the performance of all elements.

The plant that the Neapolitan company of the energy sector led by Vito Grassi intends to develop in the Emirates aims to reduce consumption in buildings by about 40%. The goal is to use these pilot micro-cogeneration plants, study their environmental benefits and replicate the technology on a large scale, so that carbon neutrality targets can be achieved.4



Graded S.p.A. Dubai branch is a renewable energy company made in Italy, opened 3 years ago in order to expand the knowledge in the UAE market. Founded in Naples in 1958, it works in the public and private sector in industrial (clinics and schools), aerospace (for example: global service at the italian space station), residencial and innovation. The core business is focusing on turnkey projects as well, where the company can propose multiple solutions.


Graded is also promoting innovation, mostly in partnership with the main universities. Actually in UAE, it is running an innovative geothermal project in collaboration with RIT university and with Sharjah University a specific type of hydrogen system, combined with a bifacial solar panel and a cool roof technology.