Fuel Cells

SiEnergy Awarded $300,000 Grant for Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Linda Hardesty

SiEnergy Systems, which is commercializing low temperature thin film solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology from Harvard University, was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) under its AmplifyMass program. AmplifyMass offers its awards to Massachusetts-based clean technology companies and university research projects that have been given funding by the US   …Continue Reading

Bloom Energy Installs 300 kW Fuel Cell System for IKEA

Linda Hardesty

IKEA plans to install a fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, California, one of two San Francisco-area stores for the Swedish company. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through the clean electro-chemical process of fuel cells. The fuel cell system will be   …Continue Reading

Plug Power Wins Contract with FreezPak Logistics

Linda Hardesty

FreezPak Logistics has selected Plug Power’s GenKey fuel cell-cell system for lift trucks and hydrogen re-fueling system for its new cold storage distribution center freezer warehouse under construction in Carteret, New Jersey. The GenKey deployment includes 25 GenDrive fuel cells, a GenFuel outdoor hydrogen storage infrastructure with two indoor GenFuel dispensers, and total GenCare service   …Continue Reading

Osaka Wholesale Market Installs Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy Japan installed the Bloom Energy Server at the Osaka Prefectural Central Wholesale Market in Ibaraki City, Japan. The fuel cell installation can produce 1,200 kW and provides 50 percent of the building’s overall electricity needs. This is the first Bloom Energy Server installation in the Kansai region and also the first commercialized solid   …Continue Reading

FuelCell Energy Sells University Microgrid to NRG Yield

Linda Hardesty

FuelCell Energy sold a 1.4 MW fuel cell power plant project at the University of Bridgeport to NRG Energy. Concurrent with the closing, a subsidiary of NRG – NRG Yield – acquired the project; the first-ever fuel cell project placed into any yieldco. The University of Bridgeport will buy the electricity and heat produced by   …Continue Reading

Grocery Store Installs Bloom Energy Fuel Cell

Linda Hardesty

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company plans to install a Bloom Energy fuel cell to power its Mt. Vernon, NY, store. The 250 kW system will generate more than 2 million kWh each year. The project supports the company’s carbon reduction goals and will provide resiliency even through grid outages, like those experienced in the   …Continue Reading

Microsoft Tests Fuel Cells at ‘Server Level’

Linda Hardesty

Microsoft is testing Redox Power Systems fuel cells to power individual server racks within a data center in a three-year, $5 million project, reports Gigaom. The project, using a grant from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program, is unusual because most data centers that use fuel cells install the fuel cells away from the servers,   …Continue Reading

Bringing Fuel-Cell Power to Africa

Linda Hardesty

Nordic fuel cell technology company PowerCell Sweden and South African power-as-a-service player Mitochondria Energy have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate to develop diesel-fed fuel cell power solutions to the African market. PowerCell’s power supply unit, the PowerPac, is currently under development. Mitochondria will be involved in the pre-production development and testing processes to   …Continue Reading

Modern Data Centers Faster, More Energy Efficient

Karen Henry

Innovations in modern data center design have been shepherded by the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft and include improvements to power supply and distribution, more flexible hardware, new cooling methods and cloud-oriented server design. An article in InformationWeek highlights some of the more recent data center innovations that are being implemented by conventional   …Continue Reading

Solar Patents Reach a Record High

Karen Henry

The number of solar patents recorded a new high of 335, up 29 over the previous record set in the second quarter of 2013, and 110 over the third quarter of 2013, according to the Q3 2014 Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI). This is the sixth straight quarter that solar patents have topped the patent   …Continue Reading

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