Bob Parks has an overview of Stephen’s homemade fuel cell home @ Stuart Island –
Stephen Friend has the first hand-built fuel cell-powered house in the US. No, not another hopeful boil-your-own-yogurt demo for an impractical technology, but a real, sustainable achievement that makes its own hydrogen in a cedar shed out back. And it has a huge advantage over electric systems favored by his neighbors on Stuart Island, an off-the-grid Pacific Northwest paradise in Washington’s Puget Sound.
Wired 15.03: PLAY – Link.
*In comments discuss the pros and cons of this system, nothing starts a good, er, lively conversation like hydrogen & solar :)