Plug Power says an unnamed big box retailer purchased a comprehensive GenKey hydrogen and fuel cell system to power the retailer’s material handling fleet in its new distribution warehouse constructed in Troy Township near Toledo, Ohio. Home Depot recently built a distribution warehouse in Troy Township.
Plug Power’s GenKey installation is fully deployed at the warehouse, including 177 GenDrive units that will power a mix of class-2 and class-3 lift and reach trucks, a GenFuel hydrogen fuel supply and storage infrastructure, and a GenCare maintenance contract. This site is the first to deploy Plug Power’s outdoor skid, the newest GenFuel enhancement. Bringing the skid in-house gives Plug Power greater quality control and positively influences the company’s gross margin roadmap.
Plug Power says this new big box retail customer has more than 100 distribution centers in North America, and Plug Power is currently in discussions with it for future deployments.