Sommelsdijk—The Innovathuis, the first hydrogen home in the Netherlands, was officially opened on 11 September. The Innovathuis was opened on Wednesday 11 September with the attendance of more than 160 attendees.
A special moment, because this house is the first ‘normal’ house in the Netherlands with its own green hydrogen installation. This allows independent energy to be generated, stored and used again in this all-electric home.
Hydrogen is used to store electricity and later to convert it back into electricity and heat, both of which are used in the home. No hydrogen is burned, making the system completely CO2 neutral. In addition, the house is full of other architectural and technical innovations, from the window frames, to the prefab walls and all home automation.
Jean-Paul Scheurleer emphasizes at the opening that the Innovathuis is a unique collaboration between parties (more than 20 partners) with an innovative heart. The Innovathuis has been developed with these parties. The application for seasonal bridging of energy makes the home truly unique. To this end, Wonen op Flakkee has entered into a partnership with Solenco Power from Belgium. A company founded by Mr. Hugo Vanderborre, an entrepreneur who has spent the last 30 years developing various applications with hydrogen.
During the opening, Alderman Tea Both spoke proudly on behalf of the Goeree-Overflakkee municipality. “This project fits beautifully with the ambitions of Goeree-Overflakkee. Sustainability is a high priority for the municipality. Together with entrepreneurs, education and residents, we are working on a green, innovative island to be proud of. As a municipality, we believe it is important to experiment with sustainable energy on the island . Because the energy of the future requires innovative solutions. That is why the municipality is a partner of Wonen op Flakkee and supports (also financially) the initiative to develop the Innovathuis! ”, Says Both.