Walmart shows more support for hydrogen fuel cells

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Walmart to purchase more hydrogen fuel solutions from Plug Power Massive retailer Walmart will be showing more support for hydrogen fuel cells. The company has commissioned the aid of Plug Power, a leading developer of fuel cell systems. Plug Power will be working to help Walmart establish a distributed hydrogen fuel network for its operations. The hydrogen stations that the retailer will use will power forklifts that are equipped with fuel cells. Walmart already makes use of hydrogen-powered forklifts and the company is interested in adopting more of these vehicles…

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Plug Power opens new facility to help aid the adoption of hydrogen fuel cells

New facility may be a major benefit for those using hydrogen fuel cells from Plug Power Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells and other hydrogen-based solutions, has launched a new service center in Dayton, Ohio. The new service station is expected to bring several new jobs to the Dayton-metro area. It will also be responsible for bringing innovation to the area as well, especially where hydrogen fuel cells are concerned. The service station will also be a boon to Plug Power’s customers in Ohio, among whom Walmart,…

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Large businesses in the US are embracing solar energy

Study highlights the growing adoption of solar energy among large companies The adoption of solar energy is growing among large companies in the United States. A new study from the Solar Energy Industries Association shows that U.S. businesses are beginning to show favor for solar power. Notably, these companies see a great deal of economic promise in solar power, due to the increasing cost of conventional forms of energy. With solar energy costs falling, more businesses are expected to embrace this form of clean power in the coming years. Cost…

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New wind energy system is taking form in Texas

Pattern Energy to develop Logan’s Gap Wind Farm with support from Walmart The Pattern Energy Group has launched a new wind energy project in Texas. The Logan’s Gap Wind Farm is being supported by a contract by Walmart, which has become a major supporter of renewable energy throughout the United States. Pattern Energy is one of the most active companies in the wind energy of Texas and the state has become the leading power in wind energy generation. Texas has a significant amount of wind potential and has begun tapping…

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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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Plug Power to deliver more hydrogen fuel cells to Walmart Canada

Plug Power is expanding its relationship with Walmart Canada Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has formed an expansion partnership with Walmart Canada. Through this partnership, Plug Power will deliver 124 of its GenDrive fuel cell systems to Walmart’s distribution center in Balzac, Alberta, Canada. Walmart has been showing significant support for renewable energy in recent years, though fuel cells have received relatively little of this support. Walmart Canada already has fuel cells from Plug Power in service, having added these fuel cells…

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Corporations want to embrace renewable energy

Companies in North Carolina want more choices when it comes to clean energy Large corporations in North Carolina want to have more options when it comes to the energy they used. Ten of these companies, including Walmart, Target, and Volvo, have sent a letter to the state’s Legislature, calling for revisions to be made to laws that prohibit them from contracting energy providers that are not the state’s utilities. These companies are showing greater interest in renewable energy as an alternative to the conventional power that they have been using…

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Hydrogen fuel cell developer sees lower losses than expected

Ballard reports that its losses narrowed over the past fiscal quarter Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells based in Canada, has posted the results of its performance during the latest fiscal quarter. The company has been on the verge of profitability for some time, but this has proven to be an elusive goal for Ballard and other fuel cell developers. Ballard had expected to see relatively high losses over the past quarter, but the company’s losses proved to be modest, offset by higher revenues from the…

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Walmart places order for more hydrogen fuel cells

Plug Power confirms receiving purchase order from Walmart for its fuel cells Plug Power, a leading developer of fuel cells, has announced that it has received a purchase order from Walmart. The expansive retailer has been working to become more environmentally friendly in recent years through the adoption of renewable energy and clean technology. Walmart has invested in both wind and solar energy and is now looking to make use of fuel cells as primary energy systems. The purchase order from Walmart tasks Plug Power with delivering its GenDrive fuel…

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Wal-Mart sets ambitious renewable energy goals

Walmart renewable energy

Retailer plans to take renewable energy to new heights Wal-Mart is quickly becoming one of the strongest supporters of renewable energy in the world of business. As one of the largest retailers in the world, Wal-Mart consumes vast amounts of fuel in order to remain operational. For most of its existence, the retailer has relied heavily on fossil-fuels. Recently, however, Wal-Mart has begun to focus more on renewable energy in the hopes of reaching new energy efficiency standards it has set for itself as well as becoming more environmentally friendly.…

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Crown Equipment shows off hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Crown Equipment hydrogen fuel cell products

*Image from Crown Equipment Crown Equipment attends 2012 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event Crown Equipment, one of the largest manufacturers of materials handling equipment in the world, was featured as a presenter at the 2012 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, an event for which was held in Ohio this week. The event attracted those interested in the prospects of clean fuel and transportation. Students from the University of Northwestern Ohio were able to attend the event and get first-hand experience with the technologies they may be using in the…

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Solar energy industry booming in US

Solar energy and US businesses

SEIA shows solar energy being adopted by largest companies in the country Solar energy is gaining ground in the U.S. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), along with Vote Solar, has unveiled information concerning the country’s top businesses, all of which are adopting solar energy. This information was released during the Solar Power International 2012 event in Florida. SEIA notes that companies are embracing solar energy more readily because of the potentials for significant economic gain as well as the growing need to mitigate impact on the environment. The support…

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Wind energy systems comes to Walmart distribution center

Walmart renewable energy

Walmart reveals its first on-site wind energy system Retail giant Walmart has unveiled its first on-site wind energy project. The project will find a home the retailer’s Red Bluff, California, distribution center. The project is embodied by a single wind turbine, which boasts of a height of 265 feet. The wind turbine is manufactured by General Electric and will be able to provide a great deal of electrical power to the distribution center. This is the first time Walmart has embarked on an on-site wind energy project, but the retailer…

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Two industry giants show their support for hydrogen power

As fuel cell technology becomes more advances, promising to usher in a new era of hydrogen power, more companies are opting to make the transition from fossil-fuels to renewable energy. Many have adopted a partial-power system, using hydrogen fuel cells to meet the energy needs of a percentage of their operations. Two big companies in Dinuba, California, however, are opting to run completely on hydrogen power. The fuel cells for these companies are being provided by Bloom Energy, a leading developer of fuel cells and their associated technologies. Dubbed Bloom…

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