There are now more fuel cell micro-CHP systems installed in homes and businesses than traditional engine-based products. This is a key finding of the latest sector forecast from Edinburgh-based industry analysts Delta-ee, which finds that, for the first time, cumulative global sales of fuel cell sized products (≤5.5kWe) have surpassed those of their engine-based counterparts. The market is being driven by a strong regulatory push to accelerate deployment of fuel cell products in Japan – the world’s largest market for micro-CHP – from incentivisation via subsidies that favour their higher efficiencies and lower emissions compared to engine-based products. The approach is now being followed in Germany, Europe’s main micro-CHP market, where the introduction of a similar programme in late 2016 means a customer installing a fuel cell product can claim up to €9,000 in grant support for an average size system.
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