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February 05, 2003

Navy to Demonstrate Potential of Solar-Supplied Hydrogen

Proton Energy Systems announced in late January its award of a U.S. Navy contract to develop a regenerative fuel cell system powered by solar electricity. The system will use a solar electric system as a source of power during daylight hours, while also using some of the sunlight to generate hydrogen. At night, the system will use the hydrogen to power the fuel cell, allowing the system to continue to produce electricity. Proton Energy will install the system at the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake in California. See the Proton Energy press release.