Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG, along with its subsidiaries, manufacturers and markets heating, industrial, refrigeration, and power generation systems. It offers biogas plants, combined heat and power (CHP) units, domestic hot water cylinders, fuel cell boilers, gas fired boilers, heat pumps, industrial boiler plants, heat pumps, mechanical ventilation systems, micro CHP units, oil fired boilers, oil/gas boilers, photovoltaics, power to gas, refrigeration solutions, solar thermal systems, solid fuel-fired boilers, steam boilers and waste heat boilers, wood combustion systems, and wood heating systems. The company also provides biogas upgrading plants and ice store systems, as well as consult...
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Panasonic Corporation and Viessmann Group to Sell Fuel Cell Cogeneration System
Sep 9 13
Viessmann Group and Panasonic Corporation have jointly developed a new fuel cell cogeneration system, which will become the first polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) fuel cell system available for single-homes in Europe. It will be sold by Viessmann, starting in Germany in April 2014. Aiming at an integrated system adapted for European markets, Panasonic and Viessmann have set up a joint development agreement and have jointly designed the complete fuel cell system. The fuel cell unit has been developed by Panasonic and will be manufactured in Japan, then supplied to Viessmann. The unit of the peak load boiler and the hot water tank has been developed by Viessmann. Viessmann will also carry out the assembly of the complete unit. Thus, Viessmann and Panasonic have jointly designed the overall complete system of fuel cell. Both companies agree upon the importance of highly efficient systems for the cogeneration of heat and power within an increasingly decentralized energy supply structure. Combined with intelligent electricity distribution (smart grids), they can contribute significantly towards relieving the power grids. In this context, fuel cell based micro combined heat and power systems (mCHP) are a prerequisite for cogeneration technology to reach one- and two-family-homes on a broad basis. Compared to the separate generation of heat and power, they reduce CO2 emissions by 50%. In doing so, fuel cell based mCHP systems not only offer excellent perspectives for protecting the environment, but also for increasing energy efficiency - thus playing an important role in bringing about a sustainable energy era.