H Power Corp. Installs Residential Fuel Cell System in France

December 10, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

H Power Corp. (Clifton, NJ) announced that Gaz de France, the French national gas utility, has installed an H Power residential cogeneration fuel cell system, powered by natural gas, in a model house and has begun a five-month evaluation of the unit.

The house is located on Gaz de France's research and development campus in Saint-Denis La Plaine, a suburb of Paris. During the initial testing period, any additional performance requirements and design modifications will be noted and used to design a next-generation unit, which will also undergo a multi-month test by Gaz de France.

H. Frank Gibbard, CEO of H Power Corp., commented, "Gaz de France's test of our natural gas powered, residential cogeneration fuel cell system represents the first time such a unit has been tested in France. We believe successful tests by Gaz de France will enable market penetration by H Power in France."