CCell wins Power System Product of the Year at Elektra Awards.
CCell wins Power System Product of the Year at Elektra Awards
CCell is reversing global coastal erosion by accelerating the growth of new coral reefs using renewable energy and Vicor power modules
Andover, MA, December 5, 2022— CCell, whose mission is to combat coastal erosion by working in harmony with marine habitat, won the 2022 Elektra Award for Power System Product of the Year last night in London. CCell, based in the United Kingdom, is committed to mitigating coastal erosion maintaining an eco-friendly approach to saving coastal environments and protecting communities around the world.
Over 51% of global coastlines are being eroded due to climate change, which is gradually undermining communities and livelihoods. CCell, using renewable energy and innovative power conversion technology, induces electrolysis of seawater to combat erosion and save communities.
CCell uses Vicor’s Factorized Power Architecture to manage the wide input voltage derived from wave and solar power sources and deliver the output voltage required for an optimum electrolysis process.
CCell’s reef growing system is based on the electrolysis of seawater to deposit calcium carbonate (limestone) on large steel frames which function as anodes and cathodes (electrodes) and give the new reef its early structure. The technique is revolutionary in that instead of hundreds of years, it takes just five years to produce incredibly strong limestone rock on which coral can grow.
CCell, using renewable energy and innovative power conversion technology, induces electrolysis of seawater to combat erosion and save communities.
“It’s an honor to be selected for this award and be recognized for this work which we at CCell are so passionate about,” said Dr. Will Bateman, CEO of CCell. “We are fortunate to work with some very innovative partners and Vicor has been indispensable. They help us deliver the precise power needed to enable limestone to form enduring, sustainable barrier reefs.”
For over 40 years, Vicor has provided best-in-class, high-density power modules from its automated manufacturing operations in Andover, MA. Vicor’s Andover facilities have recently been expanded to include the first vertically integrated ChiP™ fab designed to support a new era of power module performance and scalability.
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