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Panasonic and Viessmann to Sell Europe’s First Fuel Cell Cogeneration System for Homes from April 2014

Osaka, Japan – Viessmann Group and Panasonic Corporation have jointly developed a new fuel cell cogeneration system, which will become the first polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) fuel cell system available for single-homes in Europe. It will be sold by Viessmann, starting in Germany in April 2014.

■ Main specifications

1. Features a co-generation system providing household power generation and home heating/ water heating using gas. The system realizes a reduction in CO2 by 50 percent compared to the separate production of power and heat.
2. Consists of a simple design comprising a water tank and backup boiler unit and a fuel cell unit, which is perfectly suited to indoor installation in the basement or utility room of German households
3. Remote operation and access to the latest power generation data and maintenance information enabled through the use of a smartphone or tablet

Main specifications of the Fuel Cell System
[Power output] 750W (Rating constant control)
[Thermal output] 1000W
[Electrical connection] AC230V – 50Hz
[Power generation efficiency] 37%(LHV)
[Combined efficiency] 90%(LHV)
[Operating time] 60,000 hours (Start up-shut down: 4,000 times)
[Boiler output] 19kW
[Lifespan] Stack 10 years, Overall unit 20 years
[Dimensions] Fuel cell unit H1670mm x W480mm x D475mm,
Boiler & Tank Unit H1950 mm x W 600 mm x D600mm
[Weight] Fuel cell unit 125 kg, Boiler and Tank unit 170 kg


Full article see: http://panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/2013/09/en130910-4/en130910-4.html

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