Residential Applications: ENE-FARM

  • Yoshio MatsuzakiEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter describes the development and commercialization of residential fuel cell power units, based on polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The merits of cogeneration in residential applications are also described. The cumulative sales of such system in Japan are shown, approaching ca. 150,000 units in 2015.


Residential fuel cell ENE-FARM Polymer electrolyte fuel cells Solid oxide fuel cells Cogeneration Efficiency Cumulative sales 


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    Hydrogen White Paper 2014, Website by NEDO (2014) Accessed 15 Dec 2015 (in Japanese)
  2. 2.
    Strategic Road Map for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Website by METI (2014) (in Japanese). (English summary). Accessed 15 Dec 2015
  3. 3.
    New Strategic Energy Plan, Website by METI (2014) Accessed 15 Dec 2015

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© Springer Japan 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fundamental Technology DepartmentTokyo Gas Co., Ltd.Minato-kuJapan
  2. 2.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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