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By Chris V. Thangham     Nov 24, 2007 in Environment
A man uses a combination of solar power and hydrogen fuel cells to power his entire house. The solar power helps to power the house most of the year. This whole setup generates enough electricity to power the entire home.
Mike Strizki, a civil engineer, built the first ever solar hydrogen house that is fully powered by homemade energy sources. He uses solar panels, hydrogen fuel cells, storage tanks and an electrolyzer and able to convert electricity generated from renewable sources into hydrogen.
In summer he is able to produce enough electricity for the house with solar power, the excess power he uses then to power the electrolyzer to transform a tank of water into hydrogen and oxygen. He stores the hydrogen and releases the oxygen into the atmosphere.
This whole setup generates enough electricity to power the entire home and he pays nothing to the utility companies.
The cost of the prototype version was about $500,000. Half of the bill was paid by a grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
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