New Fuel Cell for Home Use from SenerTec has Arrived

By April 5, 2020 2   min read  (385 words)

April 5, 2020 |

SenerTec Badger Fuel Cell Unit

The Dachs 0.8 with a fuel cell is now available with modern fuel cell technology.

SenerTec has achieved the efficiency target set with the fuel cell heater. Thus the Dachs 0.8 is one of the lists of Germany’s most successful combined heat and power plants (CHP plants). Energy production and climate protection are in harmony with this new unit.

Modern homes have improved insulation. This also reduces the heat requirement. The trend is towards a comfortable family home that reduces CO2 and supplies heat and electricity efficiently. The Badger 0.8 also takes a big step in this direction. The cogeneration plant generates a basic thermal load of 1,100 W, ideal for single-family houses, with an electrical nominal output of 750 W.

Electricity and heat without combustion
A PEM fuel cell heater is used for the Dachs 0.8, the performance data of which perfectly match the one- and two-family house. This is done by reacting hydrogen and oxygen with each other. The result of the chemical reaction is water. Electricity and heat are generated during the conversion. Natural gas serves as the hydrogen supplier. “The Dachs 0.8 has the efficiency standard A +++. For hot water preparation, it is equipped with an additional heat generator of the efficiency standard A +++. This means that the heating costs are particularly low, ”explains Gunter Grosch, fuel cell product manager at SenerTec.

Easily installed and operated
The installation of the CHP system is straightforward thanks to its compact design. It can be used from a height of 1.90 meters, a height of 1.95 meters is recommended. Also practical: The maintenance of the fuel cell is no more complex than with a conventional heating system and only takes place every 5 years. SenerTec also ensures the function of the fuel cell for 10 years after commissioning. The entire system is equipped with a modulating condensing boiler, a 300-liter buffer storage and two regulated heating circuits. There is also an energy manager with a touchscreen and an integrated communication point to simplify operation.

“The badger is also an ideal addition to a photovoltaic system on the roof,” explains Grosch and summarizes the advantages: “Badger operators are independent of electricity prices, produce their own heat and energy, earn money and, thanks to the CO2 reduction, they contribute for climate protection

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