Residential fuel cell systems

Rolf Rosenberg, Matti Valkiainen, Krzysztof Klobut, Jari Kiviaho, Jari Ihonen

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Fuel cells offer an environmentally sound, distributed energy source for individual buildings. Many governments believe that security and sustainability of energy supply can be improved with this technology. Therefore large public support programmes are under way to facilitate the commercialization of residential fuel cell systems. VTT is actively participating in this development work in a number of projects. Modelling and simulation tools have been developed to provide the means for studying the interaction between fuel cell system and a building. VTT initiated in 2004 development of a PEM fuel cell based power stack and developed its control system and operating strategies. VTT supports local industry in developing technologies for SOFC systems, e.g. fuel processing for natural gas and diesel. The most important accomplishment has been the development of a 5 kW SOFC CHP laboratory demonstration plant fuelled by natural gas. The plant was grid connected and successfully operated for 6500 hours.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th REHVA World Congress Clima 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th Rehva World Congress, Clima 2007 - WellBeing Indoors - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 200714 Jun 2007
Conference number: 9


Conference9th Rehva World Congress, Clima 2007 - WellBeing Indoors
Abbreviated titleCLIMA 2007


  • fuel cells
  • PEM fuel cell

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