- First use of autonomous hydrogen energy system to cut building operating costs
- To be installed at research center, start operation in December 2017
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), an innovator of solutions for the hydrogen economy, has received an order from Tokyu Construction for an H2One™, the company’s autonomous hydrogen energy system. The system will be installed at Tokyu Construction Institute of Technology and start operation in December this year.
H2One™ is an integrated system that uses a renewable energy source to electrolyze hydrogen from water, and that stores and uses the hydrogen in fuel cells to provide stable delivery of CO2-free, environmentally friendly electricity and hot water. This system utilizes a photovoltaic system in the building to electrolyze hydrogen. Its electricity output will power the building’s air-conditioning systems, and the hot water will be stored in a new tank and used in the building’s hot-water supply system.
“This is the first time we have seen H2One™ used to reduce operating costs in a building, an exciting development,” Mr. Hiroyuki Ota, General Manager of Toshiba’s Energy Systems & Solutions Company, mentions. “Widespread use of hydrogen energy is crucial for realizing a low-carbon society and we will continue to leverage our wide-ranging technologies to develop and promote an innovative hydrogen business.”
Toshiba has already delivered H2One™ systems for various applications, so promoting progress toward a hydrogen economy.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)
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