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The Hydrogen House Project hosted a dedication ceremony last week for a major milestone in the development and advancement of clean renewable hydrogen energy technologies located right in Hopewell Township: the first commercially produced, fully-permitted and affordable, solar-hydrogen, on/off-grid residence in the world.

In 2006, the original internationally acclaimed Hydrogen House, developed by Mike Strizki, was the first lived-in, solar-hydrogen home in the western hemisphere. In 2008, it won the Clean Tech Award from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, has been operational for over 9 years. The system has survived hurricanes and winter storms proving the resiliency of the Hydrogen House Energy System. Since the first Hydrogen House, cost of the system has dramatically reduced so that it is now a viable and affordable option. In addition, the system qualifies for federal and state incentives.

Now, the Hydrogen House Project is pleased to announce a new home featuring the “JOULE BOX” Energy System including ultra-filtration for water purification, state of the art LED lighting and super insulation creating a truly GREEN HOME. Unlike other solar homes, this home completes the renewable energy circle in that when the grid goes out this home still has power making full use of its solar system.

“The home is not only using clean renewable energy technologies,” explained Strizki, “But also has a negative carbon footprint producing only pure water and medical grade oxygen as its by products.”

This Hopewell Township home, owned by Alice DeTiberge, showcases the Hydrogen House Joule Box Clean Energy System which provides power for all of the amenities required in a home including a full kitchen, laundry, bathrooms, hot tub and multimedia entertainment systems.

In addition, the system is fully capable of supporting electric and hydrogen refueling stations, which will be installed in the near future.

Features:

  • 40kw Solar installation
  • 20kw Backup power
  • Electrolyzer to generate hydrogen
  • Hydrogen fuel cell
  • Accepted by local residential building regulations

“With my new clean energy system I feel safe in my home, especially after what I experienced during Superstorm Sandy,” said DeTiberge.

“This is the house of the future; a house that can get all of its energy needs without releasing any carbon. This is a home that can be completely self-sustaining and off the grid. Mike Strizki’s Hydrogen House is the most innovative house in the country and it’s helping to move this country forward technologically,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “From building this house we have learned new technology that works and what can be adapted for other homes. The development of this house also shows us that we can build a zero-emissions house and it can still be affordable. Think of all the money you save not buying electricity, gas or oil. This shows that green equals green; we can go green and save green.”

The Hydrogen House Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education and the pursuit of clean and renewable energy technologies.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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