IE-SOAR UAV hydrogen fuel cells

IE-SOAR fuel cell systems replace your battery and unlock long endurance flight

IE-SOAR UAV hydrogen fuel cells

IE-SOAR™ is our range of lightweight hydrogen fuel cell modules for fixed wing, rotary wing and VTOL applications, and is poised to unchain UAVs from the restrictive flight times offered by current battery technology. Our UAV hydrogen fuel cell technology requires only hydrogen and ambient air to produce clean DC power in a cost effective, robust and lightweight package. Furthermore, the modules have a higher energy to mass ratio than batteries – around double – enabling UAVs to fly further, for longer, and to achieve more.

  • Enable previously impossible applications – your business is no longer constrained by flight time.
  • Unlock BVLOS operations – BVLOS makes sense with the range provided by fuel cells.
  • Increase operational efficiency – spend more time in the air and achieve more.

Our IE-SOAR UAV hydrogen fuel cells deliver clean power from 800W to 2.4kW, with the flexibility of integrating modules together to reach higher power outputs. This power range allows us to target the widest range of applications, from mapping and LiDAR to linear inspection and defence.

Benefits of UAV hydrogen fuel cells

  • Direct battery replacement – 6S to 16S compatible, automatically follows load demand just like a battery.
  • Designed for safety and reliability – single point failure tolerant and with built in power system redundancy.
  • Modular – combine systems in parallel for 800W to 24kW systems.

Fuel cells vs. internal combustion engines

  • Clean & zero-emission
  • Near silent operation
  • Reduced maintenance & no moving parts. No tuning.

Fuel cells vs. batteries

  • Increased flight time
  • Faster refuelling
  • Built in power system redundancy

Applications of UAV hydrogen fuel cells

  • Parcel delivery
  • Linear Inspection
  • Cinematography
  • Civil Inspection
  • Agriculture
  • Military Surveillance
  • LiDAR and Mapping


Click here to read our press release with Shell. The company has chosen hydrogen fuel cell technology for its pipeline inspection operations in the North-eastern United States using Intelligent Energy’s IE-SOAR™ 2.4.

Watch our new IE-SOAR™ video here.

Direct battery replacement

Designed for safety and reliability