Toyota and Aisin to provide 30 residential solid-oxide fuel-cell cogeneration systems to five Japanese gas companies

Toyota and Aisin will provide a total of 30 residential, solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC1) cogeneration systems developed jointly by Osaka Gas, Kyocera, TMC and Aisin to five Japanese gas companies, as part of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization’s (NEDO’s) Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Verification Project2 for 2009. Once installation is complete in regular households, the five gas companies will gather data necessary for commercialization.

Toyota and Aisin have worked together with Osaka Gas and Kyocera since March 2009 on the development of residential SOFC cogeneration systems. By joining in this verification project to gather data for the research and development of commercially viable systems, they hope to accelerate progress, culminating in the commercialization of residential SOFC cogeneration systems by the first half of the 2010s.