Hydrogen Power for your Home
The Viessmann Vitovalor
The Viessmann company in partnership with Panasonic has developed the Vitovalor PT2 . This product takes the natural gas available in most homes and turns it into Hydrogen which powers the fuel cell, and the waste heat is stored in a buffer for heating and hot water usage.
It’s an all in one unit meaning there is no longer any need for a hot water cylinder, cold water storage tanks in the loft or any other heating appliances such as boilers as it’s all contained in 1 box.
The Vitovalor PT2 consists of two units: the fuel cell developed by Panasonic and the gas condensing module from Viessmann. The two units can be transported separately, or sited freely in the room.
As a compact heating appliance, the Vitovalor PT2 requires a footprint of only 0.72 square meters. The required minimum room height is approximately two metres. If the two appliances are installed side by side, they take up a total width of 1.20 metres. In our advice section you will find more tips on buying a new heating system.
Right now the product is available in Europe, but stay tuned!
Other Hydrogen-based products are making their way to market. Ask a Derr Heating advisor about how to take advantage of any rebates being offered as well as the efficiency and cost-savings of Hydrogen boilers overall.
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