ATLANTA, GA — Like the internal combustion engine in the last century, fuel cell systems have the potential to revolutionize the way power is generated for buildings in the 21st century, according to Michael Ellis.

Ellis is the author of Fuel Cells for Building Applications, published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

“Fuel cell systems offer modularity, high efficiency across a range of load conditions, minimum environmental impact, and opportunities for integration into cogeneration systems,” Ellis said.

According to ASHRAE, Fuel Cells for Building Applications provides building designers with information they need to identify fuel cell applications that will yield economic and environmental benefits. The book also describes the types of fuel technology available, their performance and operating conditions, materials of construction, system integration issues, and demonstration and commercialization applications.

For more information on the book or to order a copy, call 800-537-4723 or visit the ASHRAE Online Bookstore at (website).

Publication date: 05/27/2002