Panasonic Launches Industry’s Best Electrical Efficient 5 kW Type Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator
Panasonic 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. In 2009, Panasonic launched the world’s first household fuel cell cogeneration system, ENE-FARM, which uses hydrogen extracted from natural gas to generate power. With more than 10 years, the company has evolved ENE-FARM by improving its electrical efficiency and operating time, as well as making it more compact.
Technology coming from the development of ENE-FARM has been applied to this pure hydrogen fuel cell generator. By adopting the common stack unit, a key device of fuel cell which is used in ENE-FARM, the new product offers stable performance of power generation and achieves the industry’s best electrical efficiency of 56%. As this new generator is targeted for commercial use, its power output has been enhanced to 5 kW, which is more than seven times more than 700 W power output of a household fuel cell, ENE-FARM.
The power output can be scaled up according to demand by connecting and controlling multiple generator units. In addition, by taking advantage of its lightweight and compact housing, this generator can be flexibly adapted to various installation conditions, including the rooftop and in narrow spaces. One PC allows the simultaneous connection of up to 10 units (50 kW). Further, by integrating 10 units into one level unit, MW-class power output can also be possible. In addition, by taking advantage of its lightweight and compact housing, this generator can be flexibly adapted to various installation conditions, including the rooftop and in narrow spaces. Panasonic 5 kW Type Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator will be launched today for commercial use in Japan.