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April 09, 2003

Michigan Energy Center to Combine Fuel Cell, Solar, Battery Storage, and Heat Recovery

The Michigan Public Service Commission is providing a $3 million grant for FuelCell Energy, Inc. to install one of its 250-kilowatt fuel cell systems at the new Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon. To be completed this fall, the fuel cell power plant will be integrated with a heat recovery system for heating and air conditioning, a solar electric system, and a nickel-metal-hydride battery system, allowing the new 26,000-square-foot building to power itself. See the FuelCell Energy press release.

The new center is a project of Grand Valley State University (GVSU), First Power, and Siemens Corporation. The project broke ground in late October 2002. See the GVSU press release and Web page.