It took a century for the industrial revolution. Two decades of the digital revolution. The energy revolution, the following major world change, has already started. The major issue of our day is how quickly and fairly it happens.
Seventy-three percent of greenhouse gases caused by humans are produced by the energy sector, which is dominated by fossil fuels. To reduce the emissions which are accelerating the warming of our planet, there must be a swift transition to more efficient and renewable energy sources.
In a first for the world, Rinnai Japan has successfully created for the domestic market a constant flow hot water system that utilizes 100% hydrogen combustion technique and emits zero carbon. To encourage the use of hydrogen as a household energy source, Rinnai expects to begin demonstration testing in South Australia as well as Victoria in October 2022.
The second cutting-edge product development is the brand-new Geoflo Hybrid 22 geothermal plus inverter hybrid system, which is entirely designed and produced in Australia. The Geoflo Hybrid 22 system uses the most recent Rinnai technology to collect ample free renewable subsurface energy to provide improved energy-efficient heating systems all year round while also redirecting excess energy to the provision of virtually free hot water for the home.
Greg Ellis, managing director of Rinnai Australia, stated, “Rinnai presents an actual answer, not a wishful promise. This marks a critical milestone in Australia’s journey towards a clean and sustainable energy mix future.
“The developments displayed here clearly illustrate Rinnai’s objectives and dedication to work toward providing commercial and household appliances that not only support the needs of a shifting energy future but also, and this is crucial, provide the trusted performance and reliability that the market requires from the Rinnai brand.”
At the product launch at Rinnai Australia’s R&D facility earlier this month, Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio stated that “new investments in innovation are critical to attaining net-zero by 2050 while providing new employment and future industries.”
The solutions introduced today will allow Victorian businesses and households have options as we determine the best route to net zero, she said. This is made possible by the state’s $1.6 billion investment in renewable energy, which is the largest in the country.
Dr. Alan Finkel, who served as Australia’s Chief Scientist from 2016 to 2020 and served as Chair of the 2019-adopted Australian National Hydrogen Strategy, was also there. He continued, “Australia is endowed with plentiful renewable energy, although the demand side is the key to shifting from fossil fuels. With the development of water heaters that are powered entirely by hydrogen, Rinnai is enabling households to significantly lower their carbon footprint while still utilizing the convenience of gas-powered, quickly heated hot water.