Acquisition to Expand WATT’s System Power Range, Market Application Capabilities
May 13, 2014
WATT Fuel Cell Corp., a developer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) components and systems, has announced its purchase of tubular SOFC developer Pittsburgh Electric Engines Inc. (PEEI), Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania.
Project Has the Potential to Improve Fuel Cell Output and Double Service Life
April 24, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $3 million to Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy for a development project to enhance the performance, increase the lifespan, and decrease the cost of stationary fuel cells being used for distributed generation and combined heat and power (CHP) applications.
Need for Grid Resiliency, Increasing Financing Options Helping to Drive the Market
April 2, 2014
Stationary fuel cells continue to be at the forefront of the global fuel cell industry, notes Navigant Research. As the focus on grid stability increases and the costs associated with natural disasters rise, the use of fuel cells as small distributed power plants for grid stabilization and backup power is moving forward rapidly.
More Than 88 MW of Stationary Fuel Cells Have Been Installed or Ordered by U.S. Firms
January 17, 2014
Corporate customers are increasingly turning to fuel cells to provide seamless, reliable power to high-volume data centers and other critical facilities, according to The Business Case for Fuel Cells: Reliability, Resiliency & Savings, a new report from Fuel Cells 2000.
Program Aims to Develop Intermediate-Temperature Fuel Cells for Low-Cost Stationary Power Generation
December 10, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $30 million in Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funding for a new program focused on the development of intermediate-temperature stationary fuel cells to enable low-cost distributed power generation.
Resilience, Distributed Energy, and Energy Independence Are the Key Terms Increasing Demand
December 6, 2013
Driven, in part, by the increased incidence of major natural disasters, the fuel cell industry is seeing a resurgence, notes Navigant Research. Rising demand and new policy initiatives from countries including China, South Korea and South Africa made 2012 a pivotal year for the fuel cell market.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the unveiling of a national secure data center dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at DOE’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo.
R&D Work Will Aim at Producing Cost-Effective, High-Performing Fuel Cell Membranes
August 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $4.5 million investment in two projects — led by 3M and the Colorado School of Mines — to lower the cost, improve the durability, and increase the efficiency of next-generation fuel cell systems.
In checking The NEWS archives, we began regularly writing about fuel cells in the year 2000. Although they have not had a major impact yet, there have been a number of announcements in the last several months that may finally indicate the emergence of fuel cells as a significant factor.