Since its founding more than 136 years ago the Vaillant Group has been one of the market leaders and technological pace-setters of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry. In line with its corporate vision, Vaillant offers its customers around the world simple, eco-friendly and energy-saving solutions for heating, cooling and hot water. Technologies based on renewable energies, such as solar thermal and photovoltaic installations, heat pumps and wood pellet boilers are thereby becoming increasingly important. There is also a growing demand for environment-friendly hybrid systems that intelligently combine various components with each other, such as solar collectors, hot water storage cylinders and controls. The product portfolio also encompasses highly-efficient combined heat and power appliances based on gas engines for the use in single- or multi-family homes. These microCHP systems represent today’s most efficient gas technology.
What we do
The Vaillant Group counts among the pioneers in developing fuel cell heating appliances, the future of innovative combined heat and power. For more than 10 years, Vaillant Group has successfully conducted development work in this field. In 1998 already, Vaillant Group commenced the R&D activities. In 1998 already, Vaillant commenced the activities in this field and has successfully conducted development work for more than 10 years now. At present a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) microCHP system designed for private homes is tested within a German field trial.
Our role in the ene.field project
Vaillant’s role in the project will be a supplier of FCHA’S and will be responsible for service and maintenance efforts during the operation of the systems. Currently Vaillant extends its demonstration activities with the microCHP fuel cell appliance. Based on the plain and robust SOFC system design 2.0 kW of heat and 1.0 kW of electricity can be produced at the same time. In the ene.field project about 130 of these systems will be deployed within the next years, mainly in 2014. Projects with utilities, municipalities and even end-users are possible in ene.field. All activities will be supported by solid experience of our service organization within several EU member states.
National contact point for Germany, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
National contact point for Austria, please contact: email@example.com
National contact point for France, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note it can take up to 3 weeks for us to process your request and get back to you. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Please contact the national contact point for your country and check the questionnaire below to see if you match the requirements. It would be useful if you could send us an email with the information below so that your contact point can already have this information at hand when they contact you:
Options: Residential / Business / Governmental organisation / non-profit organisation / Other
Options: Urgently / In the next 6 months / I don’t mind. (Please note that installation cannot be organised for emergency replacement of your current heating system as the arrangement for installing our systems could take some time.)
Options: YES / NO Installation cannot be organised in building with no electricity or gas connection as both are required for the system to be able to operate.
Options: YES / NO
Options: measurement / I don’t know
Options: YES / NO
A financial contribution will be required to have one of our system installed. The national contact point will be able to provide additional information on the financial contribution required.