When the home is built, it will be the first fully integrated demonstration project combining solar panels, a battery, an electrolyzer to convert solar energy to hydrogen, a fuel cell to supply electricity for the home and blended hydrogen and natural gas to run home appliances. A microgrid controller will manage the various power sources (solar, battery and fuel cell) to optimize power usage. Solar power will charge the battery and power the hydrogen-creating electrolyzer during the day, while the fuel cell will use the stored hydrogen to generate power in the evening.
Fluor's scope includes engineering, procurement services and construction management of the [H2] Hydrogen Home project. The services include integrating suppliers, equipment and design to develop a unique solution that meets the needs of a state-of-the-art green hydrogen home. Fluor is bringing its experience with hydrogen applications and renewable energy to help the client demonstrate its vision of the future.