Fuel cell industry rejoices as tax credits return

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State lawmakers praise the reintroduction of tax credits Political leaders in Connecticut are celebrating the return of tax credits for the fuel cell industry. Fuel cell developers are also praising the return of the tax credits, as they may open up many new opportunities in the coming years. The tax credits were not a part of a budget plan adopted in 2015. The plan instead showed favor for the solar and wind power industries, which drew the ire of fuel cell developers throughout the country. State’s fuel cell industry is…

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Bloom Energy to deliver fuel cells to Equinix is landmark deal

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Equinix will be using fuel cells to power some of its data centers Bloom Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has secured one of the largest fuel cell deployment deals in its history. The company, along with its partner PowerSecure, have been working together to bring some 50 megawatts of fuel cell capacity to the market since last year. Now, the companies will be providing some of this capacity to Equinix, which will use the fuel cells to power some of its data centers.…

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Fuel cell vehicles meet resistance in the east

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Lacking infrastructure slows the adoption of fuel cell vehicles Fuel cell vehicles are struggling to find traction in the eastern United States. This is due to the limited hydrogen infrastructure in the region. Several states, particularly New York and Connecticut, have been showing strong support for clean vehicles, encouraging drivers to embrace these vehicles more readily. While some consumers have shown interest, the majority of people have been unwilling to purchase fuel cell vehicles. In order for these vehicles to become successful, more hydrogen fuel stations will need to be…

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Fuel cell industry to benefit from new legislation in Connecticut

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Legislation could help the fuel cell industry expand New legislation in Connecticut could have a major impact on the fuel cell industry. The legislation allows state utilities to purchase as much as 30 megawatts of fuel cell systems and encourages the use of fuel cell power plants in order to distribute electrical power. The legislation has been praised by FuelCell Energy, a developer of hydrogen fuel cells based in Connecticut. The legislation is expected to lead to a higher adoption of fuel cells in the state. Fuel cells may help…

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Fuel cell industry sees promise in Connecticut

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State could bring more momentum to the fuel cell industry The fuel cell industry may find much more support in Connecticut in the coming years. The state has already shown favor for fuel cells in the past, but a growing number of government officials are beginning to praise fuel cells and their ability to generate electrical power. The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology notes that hydrogen fuel cells are reliable energy systems. When electricity is needed, fuel cells can provide this power immediately, unlike the intermittent nature of solar panels…

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FuelCell Energy to build new hydrogen fuel power plant

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Fuel cell developer is building a hydrogen fuel power plant to help provide energy to 3,700 homes FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, is building a new power plant that will make use of the company’s fuel cell systems. Once operational, the new power plant is expected to help power some 3,700 average homes in Connecticut. Homeowners are unlikely to notice that the power plant exists, apart from deriving electricity from it. This is due to the fact that fuel cells produce no noise or pollutant while…

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Fuel cell industry shows promise for growth, despite several challenges

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Fuel cell companies in Connecticut could have a bright future regardless of setbacks they face Connecticut is home to many of the largest and most successful fuel cell developers in the United States and Joel Rinebold, chairman of the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, believes that fuel cell industry in the state can experience strong growth despite recent setbacks. While fuel cell companies have had a generally favorable 2016, the fuel cell industry has encountered its fair share of challenges over the past year. Regardless of these issues, however, the…

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Three states lead the development of hydrogen fuel cells

Department of Energy releases new report showing the three states where hydrogen fuel cells are thriving The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has announced that three states rank highest in terms of fuel cell industry activity. The agency is now seeking stakeholder feedback concerning this activity and how to best facilitate further growth. The Fuel Cell Technologies Office has released a new report showing that California, Connecticut, and New York. Of these, California is home to the largest number of stationary fuel cells in operation. Report highlights…

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Connecticut hydrogen fuel cell developers are flocking to Germany for Hannover Messe event

Connecticut developers will be traveling to Germany to attend world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology Connecticut is home to many prominent hydrogen fuel cell developers and some of these companies are heading to Germany for the Hannover Messe event to showcase their technology. Hannover Messe is one of the world’s leading industrial technology trade fairs. Over the years, the event has showcased innovative technology in a variety of industries, especially where hydrogen fuel cells are concerned. Thanks to the event, fuel cells have managed to attract strong support and…

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Air Liquide to build new hydrogen fuel stations in the US

New hydrogen stations to be built in four new locations Air Liquide has announced new locations for hydrogen fuel stations in the United States. The company plans to build these fueling stations in the northeastern region of the company, and they will be open to the public. These stations will serve to bolster the regions hydrogen infrastructure, which has been taking form over the past few years. This infrastructure is needed to ensure the successful adoption of fuel cell vehicles, which automakers intend to launch throughout the country in the…

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Connecticut devotes more money to support clean vehicles

New program aims to encourage consumers to purchase clean vehicles The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that it will be committing funds to help residents purchase clean vehicles. The state agency is now seeking proposals from organizations that want to bring their clean vehicles to the state. The funding that the agency has allocated will support the purchase of clean fuel vehicles (CFVs) and diesel retrofit technologies (DRTs). This new initiative is meant to augment one launched by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which has made…

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FuelCell Energy to build hydrogen fuel cell system for Pfizer

New fuel cell power plant will be built in Connecticut for Pfizer FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has agreed to build a new fuel cell power plant for Pfizer, a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. The new power plant will be located at one of Pfizer’s research facilities in Groton, Connecticut. The power plant may be able to help meet the energy needs of the research facility while also making it more environmentally friendly, as hydrogen fuel cells do not produce any harmful emissions.…

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Connecticut continues to lead in hydrogen fuel cell technology

Connecticut is a major force for good in the hydrogen fuel cell industry The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology suggests that Connecticut continues to be a leader in hydrogen fuel cell technology. These energy systems have been growing more popular in recent years as they can produce large quantities of electrical power without also generating harmful emissions. Connecticut has quickly established itself as a leading power in the development of fuel cell technology and the state’s fuel cell industry has been enjoying significant growth in recent years. State is home…

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O&G Industries seeks immediate approval for hydrogen fuel cell energy park

Company seeks approval to begin construction on its new energy park immediately O&G Industries has submitted a request for immediate approval of a new energy park that will be taking form in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. The company owns a facility that would serve as home for the energy part, which is called the Beacon Falls Energy Park. The request for approval was submitted to the Connecticut Siting Council, which will determine whether or not the energy park will take form at the Beacon Falls facility. Beacon Falls Energy park will…

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Bloom and Constellation team to deliver hydrogen fuel cells

Companies form an agreement to develop 40 MW of fuel cell projects Constellation, subsidiary of the Exelon Corporation, and Bloom Energy, a prominent developer of hydrogen fuel cells, have announced that they have reached an agreement to develop 40 megawatts worth of fuel cell projects for both the commercial and public sectors in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. The projects are meant to provide electrical power for various purposes in these states. Notably, the four states have become prominent supporters of hydrogen fuel cells, as they are looking…

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New hydrogen fuel cell power plant may be built in Connecticut

CT Energy & Technology seeks approval for new fuel cell power plant CT Energy & Technology is looking for approval to build a new fuel cell power plant in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. The company specializes in developing energy projects, and has partnered with O&G Industries, which owns land in Beacon Falls, and FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells. CT Energy & Technology plans to submit a proposal for the new fuel cell power plant to the Connecticut Siting Council by the end of this month. Siting Council…

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