PACE is a major EU project unlocking the large scale European deployment of the latest smart energy solution for private homes, Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration.
PACE, which stands for “Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration market”, is a flagship EU and industry funded project that will deploy more than 2,800 of the next generation Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration units in 10 European countries by 2021.
The project brings together the five leading European suppliers (BDR Thermea, Bosch, SOLIDpower, Sunfire and Viessmann), and will focus on residential homes and small enterprises.
Manufacturers are supported by four partners –associations, consultancies, and research community – providing specific expertise (COGEN, DTU, Element Energy and HSLU ).
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 700339.
- Overall budget: € 83 765 010,07
- EU contribution: € 33 932 752,75
The objective of the project is to unlock the market for Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration large scale uptake by preparing the supply chain and working with policy-makers in selected countries to promote a successful transition to mass commercialization.
The project will enable manufacturers to move towards product industrialization and will foster market development at the national level by engaging with building professionals and the wider energy community.
The project uses modern fuel cell technology to produce efficient heat and electricity at home, empowering consumers in their energy choices.
- Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH
- BDR Thermea Group B.V.
- COGEN Europe
- DTU – Technical University of Denmark
- Element Energy
- HSLU – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences
PACE Project video: Here
Start date: 1 June 2016 - End date: 31 August 2021