24 May 2011 – Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited, which develops high efficiency and low emission electricity generation units, will market its BlueGen products in the UK after it signed a distribution agreement with RES On-Site Limited, part of the global renewable energy RES Group.
BlueGen uses ceramic fuel cells to turn natural gas into electricity and heat for hot water, with each unit capable of producing more than three times the electricity needed to power the average home. The UK average domestic power consumption is estimated at 3300 kilowatts a year.
Surplus electricity can be sold back to the grid or used in supplementary applications such as charging an electric car, as well as providing heat for domestic hot water use.
BlueGen units generate electricity at up to double the efficiency of the current power grid, reducing energy bills as well as making significant carbon savings the company said.