Honda began using the fourth generation Home Energy Station (HES IV) at its Honda R&D Americas, Inc. facility in Torrance, California in November 2007.
HES IV achieves a 70 percent reduction in size compared to the first unit, making it even more suitable for household installation. By combining gas purification and power generation components, overall size reduction and efficiency gains are achieved, while enabling it to switch from hydrogen refining to power generation when needed.
|Location:||Honda R&D Americas research facility in Los Angeles|
|System configuration:||Reformer, refiner-integrated fuel cells, compressorHydrogen|
|Production capacity:||Maximum 3Nm3/h|
|Power generation capacity:||4kW|