28 September 2011 – Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited has won a contract in The Netherlands to supply 100 BlueGen gas-to electricity generators.
The company’s distributor in The Netherlands, Zestiq will market the units to small commercial and residential customers.
Zestiq is part of the consortium of innovative companies which in March 2011 bought and installed a BlueGen in a 17th century canal house “De Groene Bocht” in the centre of Amsterdam.
Ceramic Fuel Cells managing directorBrendan Dow said the order came on top of one for 100 units from German distributor Sanevo.
The units will be installed and maintained by Eneco Installatie Bedrijven, the service company of Dutch energy company Eneco.
BlueGen uses ceramic fuel cells to turn natural gas into electricity and heat for hot water.
Each unit is capable of producing more than three times the electricity needed to power the average Dutch home which consumes an estimated 3,700 kilowatt hours of electricity per year.
BlueGen customers in The Netherlands are eligible to receive a feed in tariff for up to 5,000 kilowatt hours of electricity exported back to the grid per year.