At Ecobuild 2014 (4th-6thMarch at the ExCel; stand N1820/21), leading international heating systems manufacturer, Viessmann, will unveil the first mass-produced, commercially available, domestic fuel cell in Europe. Viessmann and Panasonic have jointly developed the Vitovalor 300-P polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC)-based micro combined heat and power system (mCHP), which goes on sale in Germany this April. By 2020, Panasonic and Viessmann expect a five-digit number of systems to be installed in Europe.
The fuel cell system, comprising a fuel cell unit, peak load boiler and hot water tank, reduces CO ²emissions by 50 per cent compared to the separate generation of heat and power. As Viessmann celebrates 25 years in the UK in 2014, the fuel cell display perfectly demonstrates the exhibition strapline: Sustainability guides our actions.
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