About the size of a double-wide refrigerator, the PureCell Model 5 System hooks up to your natural gas supply and through its fuel processor, draws the hydrogen molecules out. Then, through an electrochemical process that combines the hydrogen molecules with oxygen, the unit generates up to 5kW of electricity for use throughout your entire home and allows you the control to select specific critical circuits you want to remain "up" even when the grid is "down."
As electricity is generated through an electrochemical process that does not involve combustion (unlike traditional power plant generated electricity), it produces neglible amounts of pollutants and reduces your carbon emissions by up to 40%. Moreover, as heat is produced as a byproduct of the electrochemical reaction, the unit also produces enough excess heat to warm about 750 gallons of water -- enough to heat your pool or domestic hot water supply. When used for both electricity and heat, the fue cell operates at 90% efficiency and can cut your energy costs by as much as 50%.