CFCL Launch Free Fuel Cells in UK
23 Jul 2013
Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) developer Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (CFCL) held a media event on Friday 19th July where it introduced a new financing scheme for its BlueGen fuel cell system. Suitable applicants in the UK can now receive a free BlueGen fuel cell micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP) unit, instantly saving them money on their utility bills with no capital costs up front.
CFCL is targeting social housing schemes with its free BlueGen campaign where one or more of its 1.5 kW SOFC systems can provide baseload power and heating to schools, businesses or apartment blocks. Certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for this scheme and more information can be found on the BlueGen website.
In the UK, the feed-in-tariff pertaining to fuel cell cogeneration was increased in March 2013, making the financial case for installation more attractive. Customers installing the free BlueGen units must commit to a ten year contract, after which ownership of the fuel cell passes from the finance company to the customer; BlueGen fuel cell systems have a quoted lifespan of fifteen years.
Source: CFCL media event
Image: BlueGen installed at the Madeley Centre in Staffordshire, UK
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