UTC Fuel Cells Pass One Billion Kilowatt-Hour Milestone
UTC Power, a division of United Technologies Corp., based in South Windsor, Conn., and a maker of environmentally advanced phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs) reports a milestone in that its deployed fuel cells have accumulated more than one billion kilowatt-hours of energy.
The significance of the milestone is that one billion kilowatt-hours represents enough energy to power more than 91,000 U.S. homes for one year and sets a new industry standard, according to the company.
With the milestone, the company will also be releasing product enhancements to its industrial PAFC, the PureCell 200. According to a statement, UTC Power’s PAFC cell stack technology has demonstrated five years of consistent durability for more than seven million operating hours in the field. The company also reports it plans to double this time frame to 10 years, or 80,000 hours, with an enhanced product expected to be commercially available in 2007.
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