Ceres Power Holdings will begin trials of its prototype home power systems in the UK later this year. This will be supported by €600,000 of European funding, as it joins the ene.field fuel cell residential demonstration programme, the largest of its kind in Europe. Ceres SAYS THE systems are designed to generate around 80% of a typical UK home's power needs and all its hot water. It does this more efficiently than the existing UK grid, reducing the energy consumption and carbon emissions of a typical home by up to one third, and leading to cheaper fuel bills for the consumer. The home power system uses Ceres Power's unique Steel Cell technology which works with a conventional gas connection today, but is fuel flexible and could use bio-fuels or hydrogen in the future. The compact wall-mounted system can be easily integrated to run in conjunction with the home's existing heating system.
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