The home owner will find that once started and providing power to
the home, the HomeGen 7000 requires little more. For remote locations
without utility back-up power, the home owner needs simply to initiate
start sequence, and the HomeGen 7000 does the rest. For homeowners with
utility back-up, start-up is very similar, with the exception of the
homeowner selecting the fuel cell on the control panel to provide power
the home. Once the HomeGen 7000 is selected, all control, including
switching to utility back-up when required, is fully automatic.
Should the HomeGen 7000 experience a system fault, an audible and
visual alarm will appear on the user panel mounted in the home. This
panel, similar in appearance to a HVAC thermostat, will provide system
status to the homeowner. In addition to the alarms in the home, an
will be sent to a GE MicroGen service provider via the telephone data
for follow-up action.