- First use of autonomous hydrogen energy system to cut building operating costs
- To be installed at research center, start operation in December 2017
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), an innovator of solutions for the hydrogen economy, has received an order from Tokyu Construction for an H2One™, the company’s autonomous hydrogen energy system. The system will be installed at Tokyu Construction Institute of Technology and start operation in December this year.
H2One™ is an integrated system that uses a renewable energy source to electrolyze hydrogen from water, and that stores and uses the hydrogen in fuel cells to provide stable delivery of CO2-free, environmentally friendly electricity and hot water. This system utilizes a photovoltaic system in the building to electrolyze hydrogen. Its electricity output will power the building’s air-conditioning systems, and the hot water will be stored in a new tank and used in the building’s hot-water supply system.
“This is the first time we have seen H2One™ used to reduce operating costs in a building, an exciting development,” Mr. Hiroyuki Ota, General Manager of Toshiba’s Energy Systems & Solutions Company, mentions. “Widespread use of hydrogen energy is crucial for realizing a low-carbon society and we will continue to leverage our wide-ranging technologies to develop and promote an innovative hydrogen business.”
Toshiba has already delivered H2One™ systems for various applications, so promoting progress toward a hydrogen economy.