The ene.field project is delighted to welcome new partner Viessmann, a leading international manufacturer of heating, cooling and climate control technology. The German-based company brings the total number of manufacturers in the project to 10, collectively representing the leaders in the fuel cell (FC) and boiler sectors. Viessmann is active in 74 countries and, in 2011, brought its first micro-CHP (micro-combined heat and power) product to the market. In 2014, the company was the first to introduce a series-production FC micro-CHP heating device in Europe.
Under the ene.field project the company will install units in several countries. As such, Viessmann will be of great value for the deployment process and the project as a whole. As a strong supporter of fuel cell micro-CHP, Viessmann is convinced that fuel-cell micro-CHP is a modern energy efficiency solution for homes and projects like ene.field help the technology to come to market more quickly.
The ene.field project – co-funded by industry and the European Commission's Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) – will place up to 1,000 fuel cell micro-CHPs into homes across eleven European countries. The project (which runs from 2012-2017, featuring 26 partners from across the heating and energy industry and €26 million EU funding) is Europe's largest deployment of this modern energy product to date and allows manufacturers to begin to reduce costs due to the volume of units involved. Although progress in ene.field's early stages had proved slower than expected, installation rates among the most active project partners have taken off in the last six months.
For more information on the ene.field project and its partners, please visit www.enefield.eu.