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Home Energy Station



Home Energy Station is the name of Honda's upcoming heat and electricity generator for the home as well as fuel for hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. It is able to supply a sufficient amount of hydrogen to power a fuel cell vehicle, such as the Honda FCX, for daily operation while providing electricity for an average-sized household.

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The system reforms natural gas to provide the vehicle with hydrogen which is mixed with oxygen to power the car.

The Home Energy Station is also able to function as a backup power generation system during power outages by using the hydrogen in the storage tank to power the internal fuel cell, providing as much as 5 kilowatts of electrical power to the home in normal and emergency conditions.

  • 2005 - The Home Energy Station III is now undergoing testing at Honda R&D Americas Torrance, California with a possible market launch within 2 years.[1]

See also

  • Hydrogen station
  • Hydrogen economy
  • Plug Power
 
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