Energy storage including Fuel cells News for February 2010

Energy storage including Fuel cells News Archive

Bloom launches Energy Server solid oxide fuel cell to power buildings Bloom launches Energy Server solid oxide fuel cell to power buildings

California-based Bloom Energy has announced the availability of the Bloom Energy Server™, a solid oxide fuel cell system that is claimed to offer a cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable alternative to both the electric grid and traditional renewable energy sources.

Greenlots rolls out electric vehicle charging solutions Greenlots rolls out electric vehicle charging solutions

Singapore-based Zeco Systems Pte Ltd has announced its electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for global markets. The company's Greenlots® solutions allow utilities, municipalities, car park operators, EV manufacturers and distributors to install, own and operate their own local charging network for electric vehicles.

Wärtsilä solid oxide fuel cell running on landfill gas passes first phase field trial

A solid oxide fuel cell unit developed by Wärtsilä, and believed to be the first in the world running on landfill gas, has successfully concluded the first phase of its validation program. The power generation unit, which is being operated by Wärtsilä, has been running for more than 1500 hours, producing electricity with extremely low emissions to households in Vaasa, Finland.

Largest fuel cell in UK to generate greener energy at Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has inaugurated the UK’s largest hydrogen fuel cell housed in a building, at the Palestra building in Southwark. The 200 kW combined heat and power (CHP) power plant – which features a UTC Power PureCell® 200 phosphoric acid fuel cell unit – will generate cleaner, low-carbon energy onsite, with significant savings on energy costs.

Oorja Protonics introduces methanol fuel cell, onboard battery charger for forklifts

Oorja Protonics, a leading developer of powerful direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) technology, has added the 4.5 kW OorjaPac™ Model 1 to its product line. The California-based company is targeting the materials handling market with its fuel cell onboard battery chargers for forklifts.

40% wind energy in the Falklands

The Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic have commissioned three new wind turbines that will supply 40% of the settlement’s electricity.

Self-recharging hydrogen fuel cell system for telecoms backup power

Italian-based Electro Power Systems SpA has launched what appears to be the world’s first self-recharging hydrogen fuel cell system, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

South Wales region to pioneer hydrogen energy in UK

The UK government has designated South Wales as the country’s pioneering Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) for hydrogen energy. The South Wales LCEA will be the most extensive renewable refueling infrastructure in the UK, and will also support fuel cell development and create ‘green’ jobs and companies to boost the regional and national low-carbon economy.

Solvay, NedStack contract to build 1 MW PEM fuel cell power plant

Solvay has signed a contract with NedStack fuel cell technology BV in the Netherlands for the delivery of a 1 MW hydrogen fuel cell power plant. This would be the world’s largest polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell installation.

Ceramic Fuel Cells sells BlueGen home unit to RheinEnergie in Germany

Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd, which is developing solid oxide fuel cell electricity generation units for homes and other buildings, has sold its fourth BlueGen power and heating unit in Germany, to leading German utility RheinEnergie AG.

Finance: Clean Energy Index down 4.59%

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Plug Power, MGL to commercialize co-developed battery systems

US-based fuel cell developer Plug Power has signed a commercialization agreement with Citic GuoAn Mengguli Power Science & Technology Co Ltd (MGL) in China, for the joint marketing and sales of their co-developed high power, lithium ion battery systems into automotive applications.

Intelligent Energy and Suzuki showcase fuel cell scooter in London Intelligent Energy and Suzuki showcase fuel cell scooter in London

The Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter has just made its European debut, ahead of initial fleet tests in the UK. Fuel cell developer Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the fuel cell scooter at London’s City Hall this morning.

Abener develops solar melted salts storage in Spain

Abener will develop a molten salts storage project for parabolic trough solar collectors and gas chambers (CCP) in an experimental solar plant in Almeria, Spain.

Proton Power fuel cell range extenders for Smith Electric Vehicles

Proton Power Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Smith Electric Vehicles, under which they will collaborate to build and market a battery-powered commercial vehicle, equipped with a Proton Power fuel cell system as a range extender.

UTC Power fuel cell for San Jose supermarket

UTC Power has announced that Whole Foods Market will power a new store in San Jose, California with clean, onsite fuel cell power. The store will be first in California – and the third Whole Foods Market store – to generate most of its power with a fuel cell.

UK renewable industry welcomes feed-in tariff

The UK renewable energy industry welcomes today’s announcement of the feed-in tariff for renewable and low carbon electricity, and the plans for low carbon heating incentives.

UK feed-in tariffs announced

The UK Government has announced its feed-in tariffs for small scale renewable and low carbon electricity starting from 1 April.