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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

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Award-winning item
Hydrogen fuel cell generator [Panasonic Hydrogen fuel cell generator FC-5KLR1HS]
Business Owner
Panasonic Corporation
Category
Equipment and facilities for professional use
Company
Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
Award Number
21G090902
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

Hydrogen fuel cell generator to generate power with hydrogen with no CO2 emission. Single or multiple unit installation enables both small-scale generation in a limited space or large-scale generation. Thus, there is flexibility in terms of scale and installation location. By encouraging broad use of hydrogen, Panasonic will contribute to creating a carbon-neutral sustainable society.

Producer

Mitsutoshi Shigeta, Smart Energy System Business Division, Electric Works Company, Panasonic Corporation

Director

Osamu Fukuda, Design Center, Heating&Ventilation A/ C Company, Panasonic Corporation

Designer

Syuuichi Hosoda, Hisashi Yoshida, Design Center, Living Appliances and Solutions Company, Panasonic Corporation

Market release pending
2021/10

Evaluation

Lately, the interest in establishment of a carbon-neutral society is rapidly growing. However, a drastic change cannot be made without revising the energy supply system of the entire society, in addition to efforts from individuals. This product can be highly rated as a practical example of such an attempt. Although it is forecasted that there will be challenges such as a supply system of fuel during the process to make this product common in reality, proposal of a practical product can be of help in establishing a fuel cell power system by hydrogen have enormous significance for the future society.

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