Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fuel Cell Power Generation

FuelCell Energy Inc. has successfully developed a number of products for electrical power generation. The company adopts Molten-Carbonate Fuell Cell (MCFC) technology that is less costly to be manufactured. The company has got a plant in Torrington, Connecticut that manufactures the "electrical generators." With 30 years of experience in this field, Fuel Cell Energy Inc. whose headquarters is in Danbury claims that it has installed 50 MCFC power plants world wide delivering more than 1 billion kWh of power to its customers. The power plants also produce heat that can be used to drive turbines that can also generate additional electricity that further improves the overall efficiency of fuel cell power generation technology. Another US company that also provides similar solution to power generation using fuel cell technology is Bloom Energy. It manufactures high capacity power plants called bloom energy servers or bloom box using Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.

Both of them claim that their products can generate electricity with efficiency higher than the ordinary power plants that use diesel engines or gas turbines with less CO2 emissions.

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