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Bloom Energy Partners with Exelon

Karen Henry

There currently aren’t any profitable fuel cell companies, but recent moves by Bloom Energy indicate that fuel cells are becoming an important part of the distributed energy equation, according to an article on the Utility Dive website. Exelon recently partnered with the fuel cell manufacturer, announcing that it would provide equity financing for 21 MW of Bloom   …Continue Reading


Verizon Nearly Doubles On-Site Solar

Linda Hardesty

Verizon will invest about $40 million to expand the on-site green energy program that it launched in 2013. This year, Verizon will install 10.2 MW of new solar power systems at eight Verizon network facilities in five states – California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. This investment nearly doubles the amount of solar energy   …Continue Reading


Fuel Cell Lift Truck Market Looks Bright, Providers Say

Karen Henry

There are some big advantages to using fuel cell lift trucks. Not only does it take far less time to refuel a hydrogen fuel cell lift truck than it does to swap out a battery for a conventional lift truck, but fuel cell lift trucks don’t require battery rooms and don’t experience power degradation during   …Continue Reading


GEI Global Announces Location for Italy Fuel Cell Deployment

Karen Henry

GEI Global Energy, a fuel cell electric power-generation company, has received final approval from the mayor and city council to locate a 5 kW fuel cell power system within the city of Due Carrare, Italy, outside of Venice. A pilot plant and technology showcase will provide over 6,000 kWh per month of combined heat and power   …Continue Reading


Doosan Fuel Cell Focuses on Stationary Segment

Linda Hardesty

Following its acquisition of bankrupt ClearEdge Power and its merger with Fuel Cell Power, Doosan Corporation, a $21-billion Korea-based company, has formed Doosan Fuel Cell America. Doosan says it will focus on the $1.7-billion stationary fuel cell market that provides energy for residential and commercial building applications and is growing at a rate of thirty   …Continue Reading


NRG Invests $35M in FuelCell Energy

Linda Hardesty

NRG Energy bought $35 million of stock in FuelCell Energy and extended a $40 million loan for project development, project finance and working capital support. NRG Energy now owns about 17 million shares of FuelCell Energy’s common stock, or 6 percent, including 2.4 million shares owned prior to this transaction. In addition to the common   …Continue Reading


NY Offers $250M for Clean Energy Projects

Karen Henry

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $250 million to fund large-scale clean-energy generation projects such as wind farms, fuel cells, biomass facilities, renewable biogas and the upgrading of small- to medium-sized hydropower projects. Contracts for these projects will be awarded for terms of up to 20 years. Funding will be provided by the New York   …Continue Reading


Bloom Energy Snags Deal with Exelon to Provide Fuel Cells for Commercial Customers

Linda Hardesty

Energy retailer Exelon will provide equity financing for 21 MW of Bloom Energy fuel cell projects at 75 commercial facilities in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. The power buyers include new and repeat customers, such as AT&T, which will use the fuel cells to power operations at nine sites. As the first step   …Continue Reading


Walmart Orders More Plug Power Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power has received a follow-on purchase order from Walmart to add an additional, seventh, GenKey site to the original six-site contract it announced in February 2014. The additional site in Sterling, Ill., consists of 286 GenDrive fuel cell units and is planned to deploy in the third quarter of 2014. Plug Power‘s hydrogen fuel   …Continue Reading


GE Finds Substitute for Platinum in Fuel Cells, Builds Pilot Manufacturing Facility

Linda Hardesty

General Electric is building a fuel cell manufacturing facility in upstate New York to pilot a new form of fuel cell that uses stainless steel in place of platinum and rare metals. “Scientists in GE labs recently cracked an important conundrum involving one iteration of the technology called solid oxide fuel cell, or SOFC,” says GE’s   …Continue Reading


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