Published on Monday, 9th March 2015

Recently I saw a test installation of a domestic scale fuel cell that potentially offers a cheap and green way of generating electricity in the home. By passing electricity through natural gas, fuel cells can generate electricity without turbines and without some of the by-products associated with burning a fossil fuel. This sort of technology could be a good way of generating power, for example by acting as a backup to solar panels, which are obviously not active all the time.

 

This isn’t a council project – although it has possible applications in council buildings. However it was interesting to see and it goes to show how micro generation could become increasing important in houses and offices in the future.


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