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Inside the UK’s first hydrogen homes
© Cadent
Inside the UK’s first hydrogen homes
© Cadent

Inside the UK’s first hydrogen homes

It’s been described as an “underwhelming” visit because they look like any two typical semi-detached properties that you’d find in the UK today. But these two homes in Gateshead you see pictured couldn’t be more different; they’re the first in the country to be entirely powered by hydrogen.

And that’s what makes this demonstration project so exciting. Not only is it providing the public with the experience of a zero-emission gas-powered home of tomorrow, but they can see first-hand that actually that future doesn’t look much different to today.

“Familiar is probably the key word,” James Whitmore, Innovation Manager of Strategy and Future of Gas at Cadent, told H2 View. “To a member of the public visiting, they wouldn’t think these homes would look or feel any different. If we hadn’t badged the appliances up as ‘hydrogen appliances’, you would not tell the difference.”

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