The founder and CEO of HPS, Zeyad Abul-Ella, at the award ceremony. (from left to right): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg
Steinbach, Minister for Economy, Labor and Energy of the State of Brandenburg; Antje Vargas, CEO
GeoClimaDesign AG; Zeyad Abul-Ella, CEO HPS; Christian Rickerts, State Secretary of the Berlin Senate
Department for Economy, Energy and Operations.

HPS receives the “Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award” for the world’s first year-round electricity storage system for homes

Berlin, 30 November 2021

HPS Home Power Solutions AG (HPS), provider of picea, the world’s first year-round electricity storage system for homes based on green hydrogen, today announced that it has been selected from 168 entries to receive the “Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award”. The award recognizes innovations from the Berlin metropolitan region that are both unique worldwide and offer solutions to global challenges.

Entrepreneur Antje Vargas, who presented the award on behalf of the entire jury, said:

“Living green means living in the future, not in the past. This is quite sexy. Just like the product we want to recognize today. But I would not only like to honor HPS, but also to thank you on behalf of all of us for developing this product. We are all very proud of you.”“

Zeyad Abul-Ella, Managing Director and co-founder of HPS Home Power Solutions AG, was delighted about the award:

“It is a great honor for us to receive the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award. We see it as an acknowledgement of the many years of work we invested in developing our picea carbon-free hydrogen home storage system to market maturity and, of course, as an award for our fantastic team that has made this success possible. It motivates us to further refine and enhance picea to expand our market leadership.”

About picea

picea is the world’s first hydrogen-based electricity storage system for one and two-family houses. The energy surpluses achieved on sunny days from a photovoltaic system are stored as green hydrogen to make electricity and heat available in the dark season. picea provides year-round, carbonfree full power supply and also reduces heating costs. One picea system avoids approx. 3 tons of carbon dioxide per year, binding as much carbon dioxide as 130 mature spruce trees. picea has won several prestigious awards, most recently the Handelsblatt Energy Award 2020, the Smarter E Award 2021 as well as the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award.

About HPS Home Power Solutions

HPS develops and produces integrated systems for the storage and use of solar energy for one- and two-family houses. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2014 by Zeyad Abul-Ella and Dr. Henrik Colell and stands for reliability, independence and sustainability in decentralized energy supply. picea, developed by HPS, is the first system worldwide that combines electricity storage, heating support and residential ventilation in one compact product. For more information, please visit:

About the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award

The jury of the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award chaired by Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D., President of the University of Potsdam, selected the ten best innovations in the region of the German capital as nominees from 168 entries. Presented annually and jointly by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and the Brandenburg Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy, the Innovation Award recognizes innovative and outstanding entrepreneurial creativity. Involving enterprises and other institutions as private partners has also made the award an award by businesses for businesses. Since the first award was presented in 1984 (with Brandenburg joining in 1992), there have been more than 165 winners and more than 4,300 entries

Contact HPS Home Power Solutions AG:

Nils Boenigk (Public Affairs & Public Relations)
Tel.: +49 30 235914-704