Fuel Cells: Powerful Solutions for a Powerful Operation
Hydrogen and fuel cells offer a clean and reliable alternative energy source to customers in a growing number of applications. This diversity positions the industry as a key contributor to creating an increasingly sustainable landscape for reliable power generation on a broad scale. Through an electrochemical reaction, fuel cells convert hydrogen fuel into power. Unlike toxic batteries, which have limited stored energy, and noisy, polluting diesel generators, fuel cells run cleanly, quietly and continuously as long as fuel is provided.
- Increased Efficiency
When compared to conventional power generation, fuel cells can increase efficiency levels over 50 percent.
- High Reliability – Robustness
Fuel cells have a reliability rating of 99.9%, and Plug Power guarantees the uptime of its products at 97%. Simplicity of design and very few moving parts result in a robust, reliable power solution. Elements that shorten battery life, such as temperature, do not affect the lifetime of a fuel cell.
- Fuel Flexible
Fuel cells can operate on multiple fuels, such as hydrogen, natural gas, propane and methanol.
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Fuel cells significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, when fueled with pure hydrogen, the only by-products are heat and water, making this a completely sustainable power source.