The Anonymous Widower

Panasonic Launches 5 kW Type Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator

The title of this post, is the same as that of this press release from Panasonic.

This is the first paragraph.

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed a pure hydrogen fuel cell generator, which generates power through chemical reaction with high-purity hydrogen and oxygen in the air. The generator will be launched on October 1, 2021 for commercial use in Japan.

Features include.

  • 5 kW basic unit scalable as needed.
  • A hot water unit can be added to use the waste heat.
  • Ability to run during a power outage.
  • Remote operation.

I can envisage a log of uses for a useful generator like this and I will be interested to see how equipment like this is used in the future.

But there will be many generators in all sizes from many different manufacturers that will be released in the next few years to fulfil a lot of different applications.

We will also see lots of innovative ways to distribute hydrogen to various agricultural, industrial and office locations.

October 4, 2021 - Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | ,

1 Comment »

  1. As you say lots of companies are developing similar solutions involving Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. According to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development,…..” buildings consume 40% of the world’s primary energy using for cooling, heat and power, and most of it is from electricity generated at centralised power stations, where at present up to 70% of available energy is lost. The overall system efficiency is low leading to high waste of energy resources resulting in considerable CO2 emissions and unnecessarily high running costs.”
    With data centres expected to contribute 8% of global emissions by 2030 these generators will have a role to play.
    Reducing the energy consumption of buildings can make a substantial contribution towards attaining targets. This will only be achieved by moving from conventional centralised power generation systems to onsite highly-efficient clean micro-power generation.

    Comment by fammorris | October 4, 2021 | Reply

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