Panasonic throws support behind plans for hydrogen-powered homes in Scotland

The developers behind plans for hydrogen-powered homes on the outskirts of Aberdeen have secured a commitment from Panasonic to trial the fuel cells.

H2 View first revealed the plans from Cognito Oak, which would be a first for the city of Aberdeen and Scotland if granted planning permission, back in July.

The Aberdeen Hydrogen First project proposes using hydrogen fuel cells to heat and power a proportion of the proposed 550 homes at Coverhill.

The pilot aims to test the performance of micro-CHP technology against the manufacturer’s claims that households could lower their CO2 emissions by up to 30%, lower their fuel consumption by up to 40% and save up to £378 per year.

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