Items Tagged with 'fuel cells'


April 2, 2014: Stationary Fuel Cells to Reach $40 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022

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.

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Jan. 17, 2014: More Businesses Using Fuel Cells for Reliable Power

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. 

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Dec. 10, 2013: ARPA-E Announces $30 Million for Fuel Cell Development

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.

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Dec. 6, 2013: Fuel Cell Systems Market Surpassed $1.3 Billion in 2012

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.

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Sept. 27, 2013: DOE Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center

Center to Help Advance Fuel Cell Technologies
September 27, 2013
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. 

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Sept. 11, 2013: Refrigerated Trucks to Keep Their Cool with Fuel Cells

Trucks Equipped with Hydrogen Fuel Cells to Make Deliveries in Three Markets
September 11, 2013
Grocery merchants in California, New York, and Texas will soon have ice cream, frozen foods, and fresh produce delivered by tractor trailers whose refrigeration units are powered by fuel cells.

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Aug. 14, 2013: DOE Announces New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell Costs

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.

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The Fuel Cell Market Has Great Potential - or Not

Fuels Cells for Stationary Applications Have Been Touted for a While
July 8, 2013
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.

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June 27, 2013: DOE Funding to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies

Projects Include Demonstrating Viability of Fuel Cell Backup Power Systems
June 27, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $9 million in new funding to accelerate the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for use in applications including backup power systems.

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June 24, 2013: Verizon to Install Fuel Cell Systems at Three Calif. Facilities

Fuel Cells Are Expected to Generate More Than 16 Million kWh of Clean Electricity
June 24, 2013
Verizon has announced an agreement to install Bloom Energy fuel cell systems at three of its California-based locations: two call-switching centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco and a data center in San Jose. The solid oxide fuel cells are expected to generate more than 16 million kWh of clean electricity each year.

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