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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


Doosan Buys 2 Fuel Cell Firms

Linda Hardesty

South Korea’s Doosan is acquiring the assets and operating debt of US-based ClearEdge Power for $32.4 million, reports Reuters. ClearEdge Power shut its doors in April, and Doosan is purchasing the assets from its bankruptcy auction. Earlier this month Doosan announced it was merging with South Korea-based fuel cell maker Fuel Cell Power for an   …Continue Reading


Apple Planning to Put Fuel Cells in Portable Devices?

Linda Hardesty

Apple is rumored to be working with UK fuel cell firm Intelligent Energy to introduce fuel cell technology into future mobile devices, reports The Daily Mail. Intelligent Energy does have ties to Apple; In 2011, it hired former Apple executive Joe O’Sullivan to serve as its chief operating officer. And Intelligent Energy recently opened an   …Continue Reading


Stanford Works on ‘Reversible’ Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Stanford University scientists are working on “reversible” fuel cells as an energy storage possibility. Fuel cells use oxygen and hydrogen as fuel to create electricity; but the scientists are using electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. “The hydrogen can be stored and used later in the fuel cell to generate electricity at night   …Continue Reading


Plug Power Deploys Hydrogen Fuel Cell Units for Ace Hardware

Karen Henry

At the grand opening of its distribution center in Wilmer, Texas, Ace Hardware celebrated its first all hydrogen material handling fleet. Plug Power deployed GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units for the facility’s fleet of class-2 and class-3 lift and reach trucks. Ace has ordered further GenDrive units for another distribution center being built in West   …Continue Reading


Energy-Efficiency Projects Save AT&T $191M

Karen Henry

AT&T realized more than $191 million in energy savings between 2010–2013 by implementing more than 18,000 energy-efficiency projects, according to its recently released 2013 Annual Update. The company took a three-pronged approach to its energy-savings efforts: company-wide energy efficiency initiatives, collaboration and alternative energy. As a part of its company-wide energy policy, AT&T focused on   …Continue Reading


Redox, Trans-Tech Develop Natural Gas Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

To advance its goal of using distributed power for heating and cooling data centers, Microsoft’s Redox Power Systems – a University of Maryland Microsoft Corporation – has teamed with Trans-Tech. The partners are developing transformational natural gas fuel cells through a $5 million cooperative agreement funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)   …Continue Reading


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