Energy storage including Fuel cells News for March 2010

Energy storage including Fuel cells News Archive

Regulator funds US279m for renewable energy projects

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved US$279 million over five years for renewable energy projects, part of the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Funding to support 1 MWh storage

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will provide US$2.4 million to link a battery and ultracapacitor technologies with wind and solar energy systems.

UTC Power fuel cell for auxiliary power in new BMW hybrid car

BMW Group Research and Technology has unveiled a new hybrid electric vehicle that uses a UTC Power proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system for auxiliary power. The vehicle was unveiled today at the 25th anniversary BMW ZT celebration in Munich, Germany.

Hydrogenics electrolyzers for hydrogen fueling station in Hamburg

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has been awarded a contract for two HySTAT-60 electrolyzers by The Linde Group, for installation as part of a German hydrogen fueling station in HafenCity, Hamburg. The hydrogen station will be integrated and managed by the Swedish utility Vattenfall, one of Europe’s leading energy producers.

BOC launches small, 150 W portable fuel cell generator

The Hymera portable power generator from BOC is the first 150 W hydrogen fuel cell powered electricity generator on the market. This lightweight, clean, and quiet off-grid fuel cell power supply is ideal for low-energy technologies like LED floodlighting and for charging cordless tools onsite.

Greenland opens hydrogen plant for renewable energy storage Greenland opens hydrogen plant for renewable energy storage

Greenland has inaugurated its first hydrogen plant for renewable energy storage. H2 Logic in Denmark developed and delivered the hydrogen plant, which is owned and operated by the national energy company, Nukissiorfiit.

Risø DTU to create Danish center for test, approval of fuel cell and hydrogen tech

The Danish national laboratory for sustainable energy, Risø DTU, is leading the establishment of a center to support industry with test, development, analysis, approval, certification, consultation, and training in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

Renewable energy can meet 100% of demand: US study

A study in North Carolina suggests that solar and wind energy could supply 94% of the electricity needs in the state.

Hawaii wind farm receives US$117m

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has offered a conditional commitment on a US$117 million loan guarantee to finance construction of a 30 MW wind energy project in Kahuku, Hawaii.

SFC EFOY fuel cell powers Altec mobile security and fire watch system

Altec, a French specialist in security, surveillance, and fire watch systems, has launched the mobile Sentinelle visual and thermal camera system. The Sentinelle, designed for fire watch and observation applications, is powered by an EFOY Pro 2200 fuel cell supplied by SFC Smart Fuel Cell.

Ballard fuel cells to power new SunLine buses in California

Canadian-based Ballard Power Systems has entered into contracts for the supply of fuel cell power modules to power two different transit bus configurations at SunLine Transit in Thousand Oaks, California. One fuel cell bus will enter operation in Palm Springs later this year, and the other in 2011.

Acta rejigs Asian catalysts, fuel cell distribution deal with Sumitomo

The Italian-based fuel cell and catalyst developer Acta SpA has agreed a new catalysts distribution arrangement with Sumitomo Corporation in Japan.

US offers US$100m for research on renewable power storage

The US Department of Energy (DoE) will fund US$100 million for research projects focusing on grid-scale energy storage, electrical power technology, and building energy efficiency.

Solar boat uses 500 m2 of PV panels Solar boat uses 500 m2 of PV panels

The world’s largest solar powered boat will launch next month and travel around the world in 2011.

Wärtsilä and Hitachi Zosen to develop, market fuel cell power plant solutions in Japan

Finland-based Wärtsilä and Hitachi Zosen in Japan have signed a business development agreement to develop and market solid oxide fuel cell based power solutions for distributed power generation applications in Japan.

Heliocentris wins further photovoltaic-fuel cell system order in the Gulf

German-based Heliocentris Fuel Cells is to supply an autonomous fuel cell power supply solution to the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAEET), a leading training center in Kuwait.