Ceramic Fuel Cells to Start Bluegen Sales Next Year  

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The Age reports that cogeneration / fuel cell manufacturer Ceramic Fuel cells expects to start selling its "Bluegen" product in Australia next year - Ceramic fires up Bluegen.

THE ASX-listed alternative energy company Ceramic Fuel Cells is set to start making its ''Bluegen'' home solid oxide fuel cell units, which could see them being installed in Australian homes from early next year.

Manufactured in Germany, the units will be priced from $8000 to $10,000 each and produce up to 17,000 kwh of electricity a year - more than twice the amount needed to power an average home.

Ceramic's managing director, Brendan Dow, said the grid-connected units, which are about the size of a dishwasher, generate electricity from natural gas on-site at a higher efficiency and lower cost than coal-fired power.

5 comments

Anonymous   says 10:27 AM

Living in Queensland with a crazy Premier, I.m not sure whether our State government wil approve the installation of the Bluegen. I do hope so as I would like to have one. I have 40000 shares and will probably buy more.
In Queensland, as you have probably seen in the papers, we have the best politicians money can buy. Do you know yet whether Q"LD will approve Bluegen or not??
***Des Cosgrove***

Does the state government need to approve it ? I would have imagined people just buy them and install them in their homes.

Anonymous   says 8:00 PM

I am very interested to know how it all works. Am looking for an alternative to having both gas & electricity suppliers. Prefer gas. Also want solar heated water which we had in Sydney, it was brilliant.
In all honesty I want a completely self sufficient & sustainable home. No connections to electricity companies. Is this possible? How?

I called Nico who sell BlueGen in Aust they tell me it is 46k to lease for the first two years then 8k every year after. My power bill is only 1k for the year. If Germany can sell it for 10k eruo maybe it is better to get it from there.
The Government can afford to put in 30 systems at Aroura VIC. Go figure.

What price is the govt paying and how much power are the units generating ?

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