Sweden House, Eco-sale housing for families to use fuel cells and photovoltaic

House of Sweden (head office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo), February 5, photovoltaic systems, fuel cells and gas companies to promote home “ENEFAMU” eco-house with a gas version of “HUS ECO II” ( EKOTSU HYUSU) announced that the April 1 release date.

Sweden House

Housing design and the comfort of both the gas and energy saving in air-tight high-insulation structure. Traditional products “HUS ECO” was all-electric design, “often used in hot water” “KODAWARITAI cooking gas,” “you want to use the heater heating the radiant heat floor heating and hot water heater panel” of users and requests, “Eco-power double” type set up.

Household fuel cell to supply power and hot water to the reaction of oxygen in the air and hydrogen gas, “ENEFAMU,” 2.92kw with both the standard residential photovoltaic system with power generation capacity. Next-generation energy-saving standards (135 square meters floor area, used gas), compared to 16 years to reduce utility costs 10,000 yen. 5167kg will also reduce annual CO2 emissions. Disposer to reduce the amount of garbage is also equipped with a rainwater harvesting system for outdoor watering.

Tokyo Gas Supply Area (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama south) only in limited, prices are two-story project plan (Plan 50), 3.3 million yen per square meter to 76. February 1 and has already started accepting reservations from June 4 to sell at special prices until the end.

Sweden House Web site: http://www.swedenhouse.co.jp

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This post was written by admin on February 6, 2009

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Peugeot Flux Concept with hydrogen

Mihai Panaitescu, studying design at the I. E.D. Turin is the designer of the study ecological flow: he won the 4th Peugeot Design Contest. The Peugeot Flux is a concept car half green half roadster buggy. He is 3.50m long and 1.65 m wide. It has a passenger convertible and a dynamic form (mixture of straight and curved lines).

Peugeot Flux

It has a small zero pollution engine through a fuel cell with hydrogen at the rear and a hydrogen tank in the front. Side panels and bonnet are made of plastic, the chassis is metal, mechanical parts are trimmed in aluminum and polyurethane seats dress. This lightweight car is easily produced and accessible to all: it is easy to assemble thanks to its embedded structures.

Peugeot Flux Peugeot Flux


The Flux offers driving pleasure. The driver can ride in town, on mountain roads and sand. Passengers can even pass the time by having a game console Xbox 360. The source of inspiration for the name of Flux? Continuous change of our daily lives whether at work or in leisure activities. Six letters sum up the

philosophy of this vehicle: PLEASE (Pure driving pleasure through its Lightness and its Efficiency while remaining accessible and simple in its concept Ecologique).

Peugeot Flux

Peugeot Flux

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This post was written by admin on February 5, 2009

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Mercedes BlueZERO, 3 versions to show the versatility of the hybrid series

One of the outstanding cars of the Detroit Auto Show. This is a car that is unique and multifaceted, since although it is a concept car, either by defining a single model, it exists in 3 distinct versions, with performance just as distinct. Initially, the series hybrid architecture. This has nothing to do with the Toyota Prius, where the success of the hybrid architecture based on a parallel development of highly accurate, with very little room for improvement, or even change.

Concept BlueZERO0

Mercedes suggests that here is an electric car, with 3 ways to provide electricity that will move the vehicle. It could even invent your own with a gas turbine, or 4 small Chinese cycling and lead to a dynamo, but it would take up much space … When the second goal of Mercedes is to show the interest of its chassis sandwich. Although not new, as already used on all Class A and B. Finally, this concept illustrates what could be the next generation of Class B, with a style that the least we can say is that it is daring.

Concept BlueZERO0

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

The base is a front-wheel drive with an electric motor in transverse

position, and what is changing is the way to provide electricity. In the E-Cell is a Lithium-Ion battery with a capacity of 35 kWh, it can go 200 km. The F-Cell then, has a fuel cell (PAC) and 3 hydrogen tanks that can do 400 km. In the E-Cell More

Finally, a small petrol engine (the Smart Fortwo) associated with a

generator to recharge the battery while driving, autonomy reaches the 600 km. Schematic models of the 3 below, in that order.

Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages, as its advocates and detractors. Acceleration and peak speed are identical in the 3 cases, they are very average with a 0 to 100 km/h in 11 s by an electric motor of 70 kW (100 kW peak) is self – that makes the difference. Not forgetting also the time to recharge. A full hydrogen or gasoline takes 2 minutes, while the electric version, Mercedes says it takes 4 hours on a 220 V 32 A, which is roughly the maximum that can be found in an individual.

3 But it is difficult to say that 2 is superior to others, you can just

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

remove the hybrid gasoline since it is not zero emission. But Mercedes does not take a position, he shows he can do 3. And as customers, energy suppliers and political leaders agree to determine who should have the great future. Mercedes has for him a big decision to be taken at the design: it must adopt as original lines for future small Mercedes? The new head of design at Mercedes, Gorden Wagener, will not slow to point out..

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This post was written by admin on February 2, 2009

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World’s smallest fuel cell presents

Researchers at the University of Illinois (USA) has succeeded in a fuel cell to shrink to microscopic dimensions: This tiny device has the dimensions of three by three millimeters and a thickness of one millimeter – and thus is the world’s smallest fuel cell functioning.

The hydrogen-powered unit will be portable devices or micro-robots with electricity. Total produce the first prototypes of the miniature fuel cell 0.7 volts voltage and 0.1 milliamps current. With a full tank, the system is 30 hours.smallest fuel cell

Currently, it is even easier, these batteries on size. In fuel cells is the major challenge of the necessary liquid pump and the electronics to miniaturize. “Such smaller components often require more energy for their operation, when the fuel cell system can provide,” explained the scientist Saeed Moghaddam. Its development requires no pump and therefore consumes no energy. The miniature fuel cell consists of only four components. A thin membrane separates the water from the area filled with metal. Among them, the electrodes are attached.

Surface tension rather than pump

Small holes in the membrane ensure that the water in the adjacent chamber as steam arrives. The steam reacts with the metal hybrid to hydrogen, which is a pressure rise of the membrane seals. The electrodes will eventually produce electricity and as soon as the pressure decreases, water is flowing further to see the reaction to maintain. This process requires no pump, it works only by the surface tension of water.

For the operation of a mobile phone is the produced energy to be low, however, the scientists reported that they adapted to design a current of 1.0 milliamps can achieve. This could still smaller electronic devices, such as micro-robots are operated

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This post was written by admin on February 1, 2009

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Fuel cells will start production in summer

The car manufacturer Daimler will already this summer with the first models with production fuel cell and start the production in the coming years to expand to 100,000.

“From the middle of the year we will be a moderate quantity production companies. We believe that an attractive product with no compromises can be,” announced CEO Dieter Zetsche in an interview with auto motor und sport. “And we are confident that we are in a period four to five years with an assumption of 100,000 cars a year, the cost of the fuel cell in the magnitude of the drive-a Bluetec Hybrids can bring. That was a short time could not be foreseen.”
Hydrogen filling station network push

Therefore, Daimler also calls for the development of a hydrogen filling station network forced. “We worked with a partner in Germany, a network of 1,000 gas stations are analyzed. In other words: Not more than 35 kilometers a customer must go until he reached the nearest gas station. This is not comparable to the gasoline supply, but sufficient.” According to Zetsche, Daimler for this analysis with lime worked. The investment required to set Zetsche Chains to the high cost to be able to afford. “The investments, which in Germany would have to be made, subject to 1.7 billion euros. No hurdle, which is insurmountable, but they can not from one alone. I’m thrilled with how far along this path we already have. “

Each year, a hybrid model

With the launch of the hybrid version of the S-class in this summer Daimler also wants each year, a new hybrid model on the market. “Our hybrid schedule begins in the summer with the S 400 hybrid. At the end of the year, depending on availability of the battery, it goes with the M-Class continues,” said Zetsche. “We are in principle, all the main series for the hybrid operation to prepare. That means that we will continue at least one new hybrid per year will imagine.” Zetsche also wants to reinforce the development of pure electric models. To be smart at the end of the year another 1,000 e-Smart extradite. “In addition, we are on the A-and B-class platform is a fully electric vehicle to prepare the 2010 initially in limited quantities will be. Around for 2011/2012, we see it as more realistic, with Smart and Mercedes with relevant, five volumes to come.

Zetsche: “We need reliable standards of the governments’

In order to develop emission-free cars, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche on Thursday (28.1.) On the World Mobility Forum in Motor Presse Stuttgart uniform and long-term arrangements required. The investments are so high and the building of infrastructure so burdensome that reliable standards are indispensable. The policy was required. “The transformation to a post-fossil mobility needs reliable standards. Customers expect predictability,” said Zetsche. “The beginning of the end of the oil era is here. We must massively in research and development investments, while almost all the markets fall.” So there is a “natural selection” in the auto industry. But the crisis was a chance that the German industry with better solutions at the end would be better off.

But it was wrong, now alone on the electric drive must be set. “We must also take the diesel and petrol engines, which come on the road, more efficient.” Before the internal combustion engine with electric drive is replaced, should the petrol and diesel initially by electrical components. The fact that the auto industry must change, including errors in the past has acknowledged Zetsche On. “I think I can for all my colleagues when I say: We must not for hunting bear. We have understood.”

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This post was written by admin on February 1, 2009

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