Why FuelCell Energy?

Why Fuel Cells

Stationary fuel cells are an economically compelling solution for distributed electric power generation with continuous baseload availability. This “green” technology has become increasingly popular with facilities looking to implement an environmentally-friendly electric power generation system without sacrificing efficiency, availability and performance.

South Bay, CA DFC1500 no2 - web_sm

1.4 MW DFC1500 at a municipal facility

Fuel cells make much more efficient use of fuels than other distributed generation technologies such as reciprocating engines and gas turbines, and generate virtually no pollution such as nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur oxide (SOx), or particulate matter (PM10) and dramatically reduced carbon dioxide (CO2). And with availability ratings better than 90%, fuel cells are not hampered by external influences such as time of day or weather that affect other environmentally-friendly technologies such as wind turbines and solar power.

Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plant systems from FuelCell Energy also offer many additional features that make them an attractive addition for a wide variety of applications. The ability to generate Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and utilize a variety of fuels such as anaerobic digestor gas also help to make DFC power plants from FuelCell Energy the most efficient and economical means of generating baseload power for a wide variety of facilities across multiple markets and industries.

For more information on FuelCell Energy Direct FuelCell (DFC) power systems, take a look at our technology and products: