In 2009, Panasonic introduced the world's first household fuel cell cogeneration system, ENE-FARM*3, which harnessed hydrogen extracted from natural gas for power generation to produce power and hot water where it’s needed. Over the span of a decade, Panasonic has meticulously advanced the ENE-FARM system, enhancing its electrical efficiency, operational uptime, and compactness. During this period, more than 250,000 units of this technology have been successfully sold, underscoring the burgeoning demand for hydrogen as a viable power generation alternative.
Concurrently, in anticipation of the imminent hydrogen-powered society, Panasonic has been engaged in parallel research and development activities focused on pure hydrogen fuel cell generators. These generators operate by directly utilising externally supplied hydrogen as their primary fuel source to generate power.