More than 60,000 households in Europe are already reaping the benefits of micro-Cogeneration, and among them, more than 3,000 chose to install a Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration unit in order to bring sustainable, reliable and affordable energy to their home. Thanks to their units they now can generate their own electricity, while producing heating, hot water and even cooling at the same time. And by 2021, PACE aims at installing at least 2,500 units in Europe, as part of a manufacturing transition to higher volumes in the order of 10,000 units/year post 2020.
Surveys conducted under ene.field show that more than 90% of end users are pleased with the environmental performance, the comfort and warmth, reliability and running costs of their fuel cell micro-cogeneration unit.
In his house, Peter installed a unit which reduces his energy bill by 700€ every year, saves him 2 tonnes of CO2 annually, and helps him to produce his own electricity for his washing machine, dryer and computer, and to recharge his electric car.
Talking about his unit, Peter says:
For us these are excellent results, because they help us contribute to a healthier environment for our children to grow up in.
Decentralised energy systems, such as Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration, transform Europeans into active energy ‘prosumers’ (producer-consumers), putting them at the core of the future energy system. In fact, on-site generation with fuel cell micro-CHP not only gives consumers greater control over their energy use and production, while cutting their energy bills and protecting them against rising costs, but it also allows households to export to the grid the excess electricity they produce.
In Richard’s words:
I chose a Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration unit to reduce my energy costs and become independent from the continuously growing prices for power from the grid.
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