UK house powered by hydrogen fuel cell


A hydrogen fuel cell system is powering a house in Lye in the UK’s West Midlands, demonstrating how future fuel resources such as hydrogen could shape our energy future.

Utilising such technology could ultimately banish the reliance upon fossil fuels, with the experimental project offering a glimpse of what’s to come.

The Black Country Housing Group (BCHG), in partnership with the University of Birmingham, has installed the experimental hydrogen fuel cell system which is powering the home’s electricity, water and central heating.

The fuel cell unit is housed in a shed in the back garden of one of their newly-built homes in a quiet residential cul-de-sac.

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