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The European building stock: too diverse for a one-fits-all decarbonisation solution

Bringing down emissions from buildings to zero might be the hardest nut to crack for the European Green Deal. With heating and cooling in buildings being responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of emissions, the importance of its decarbonisation cannot be overestimated. As the current annual renovation rate [...]

2021-02-19T12:12:56+01:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: News|

182.000 kWh Generated in 7 Years at one Third of the Normal Energy Costs

Wim De Beuckeleer and his wife both work as doctors in a hospital in Belgium. Seven years ago, they decided to install a swimming pool in their garden. “We knew that our electricity bill would rise sharply”, says Wim. Searching for cost-effective and sustainable solutions In order to counter a [...]

2021-02-18T16:27:49+01:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: News|

Flexible Fuel Cell Systems Can Generate Revenue by Supporting the Grid

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) has found that fuel cell micro-cogeneration (FC micro-CHP) systems can bring additional revenue for their owners by supporting the electricity grid. In Germany, the HSLU model showed that this could be worth between 565 and 2,247 EUR per electrical kilowatt per [...]

2021-02-18T16:38:19+01:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: News|

British Retired Engineer Discovers Perfect Solution for his Energy Needs

Why did you install a Vitovalor fuel cell unit from Viessmann? I did not set out to install a fuel cell unit, but I had some problems with my old heating and power systems, and I called in Patrick of VitoEnergy to look at modifying some of my radiators. He [...]

2021-02-18T15:35:17+01:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: News|

Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration: Easy to Install, Easy to Operate

© SCHARR Households are looking for more climate-friendly and affordable energy solutions. With a fuel cell micro-cogeneration home unit (FC micro-CHP), there is a new technology to generate your own heat and electricity at home with one unit. Thanks to its high energy efficiency, every household and small business can [...]

2021-02-18T15:26:42+01:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: News|

New Generation of Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration Units on the Market with Higher Performance for Greater Customer Benefit

European fuel cell micro-cogeneration manufacturers, supported by research centres, have invested considerable resources and effort over the past few years to improve the technology. Following this, a new generation of fuel cell micro-cogeneration units has now been launched with higher efficiencies. The sector has managed to push overall efficiency above [...]

2020-04-09T14:00:06+02:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: News|

European Research Institutes Positive about the Potential and Future of Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration

In the years 2012–2017, the ene.field project has demonstrated more than 1,000 fuel cell based micro-CHP units in 10 countries. From a technical point of view, the fuel cell based micro-CHP technology is ready for large market penetration. Over long periods of time, the availability of the units to the [...]

2020-02-06T14:37:00+01:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

European Green Deal: Putting Europe’s Building Stock on a Green Path?

Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission (EC) President, launched her term with the publication of the European Green Deal communication. With this initiative, the new EC has set out an ambitious roadmap for the European Union (EU) to become the first carbon-neutral continent. It aims to show strong [...]

2020-02-06T14:34:25+01:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

Sunfire Launches the Sunfire-Home, the First Fuel Cell Unit Based on Liquefied Gas

Berlin, January 30, 2020. Sunfire GmbH presented on 29 January 2020 in Berlin the Sunfire-Home, the first fuel cell unit with a liquefied gas connection. Thanks to a highly efficient combined heat and power production (CHP or cogeneration), the Sunfire-Home unit provides environmentally friendly and decentralised electricity and heat for [...]

2020-01-30T14:59:15+01:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: News|

Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration and PACE Project Making Considerable Progress in 2019

2019 saw continued positive progress. Last year, more than 4,000 Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration units were sold in Europe. This is a record number and an important step towards mass-marketisation of the technology in Europe. We are happy that the PACE project has strongly contributed to this number. So far, under [...]

2020-02-06T14:18:31+01:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: News|
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