Demonstrating the latest smart home energy solution by installing more than 1000 units in homes and businesses in ten countries, the ene.field project has successfully trialed the biggest fleet of fuel cell  micro-cogeneration in Europe to date.  Its successor project, PACE, aims at bringing costs down: but manufacturers and users say, the technology is market-ready.

“I thought it would be nice to have my own power plant,” says Jochen Steneberg, a participant in the ene.field project field trial. A demonstration project for fuel cell micro-cogeneration, the ene.field project was funded to the tune of €52.5 million, with matching contributions from industry and the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), a public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

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