In a first for Scotland, plans have been submitted for 30 homes powered by hydrogen fuel cells to be built on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
Part of a larger development of more than 500 homes, developer Cognito Oak proposes incorporating micro-CHP fuel cell technology into 30 homes, located at Cloverhill, Bridge of Don, as part of a pilot scheme which would test the performance of the fuel cells in residential use.
A supporting statement lodged with the planning application said, “Cloverhill’s Aberdeen Hydrogen First initiative will act as a pilot scheme for a technology that is focused on encouraging low carbon output.”
“Hydrogen power is not only important to tackle the ever-increasing threat of climate change, but it also provides an opportunity for Aberdeen to lead the way in diversifying its economic specialisms and transition to alternative fuel sources.”
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