Ceres Power demonstrated the fuel cell CHP product operating in representative home-like environments, including a kitchen and the company’s installer training area at its production facility in Horsham. The CHP product used standard boiler connections for gas, water, and electricity.
Operating on mains natural gas, the fuel cell product ran autonomously to generate power on demand, exporting and importing electricity to and from the grid as needed. It also delivered representative domestic hot water and space heating needs, responding to calls for heat from a standard room thermostat.
‘Being able to generate electricity on demand is a valuable differentiator enabled by our unique technology,’ says Peter Bance, CEO of Ceres Power. ‘We are now focusing operationally on installing our CHP products in consumers’ homes as part of the commercial field trials in conjunction with British Gas.’