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.
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*In comments discuss the pros and cons of this system, nothing starts a good, er, lively conversation like hydrogen & solar :)
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I don’t think you can store a lot of hydrogen in a propane tank.
They are not rated for high pressure.
Interesting system but I be they still have a generator.
You have a good point. The propane will hold 15-20x Atmospheres of H2- 20lbs/inch2. This was to test the system. As these tanks are cheap we may just add tanks- there are new hydrogen storage methods emerging that should also offer an advantage.
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