DOE and the U.S. Department of Defense Demonstrate Fuel Cell Backup Power Units
|Positive Impact:||Clean energy at military facilities.|
Eighteen fuel cell power system military installations to be used for backup power and research.
|Partners:||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|
|EERE Investment:||$6.6 million|
|Clean Energy Sector:||Sustainable transportation|
EERE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are installing 18 fuel cell backup power systems at several installations, including the Picatinny Arsenal, to accelerate clean energy technology deployment at military facilities. The demonstrations will provide valuable data that help identify future research areas for fuel cells. They will also provide two years of performance data—necessary information for implementing future installations at lower cost and risk—and will help advance the U.S. Department of Defense’s efforts to diversify its fuel sources, improve energy reliability at military installations, and help reduce its fossil fuel use overall.
The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) conducts comprehensive efforts to overcome the technological, economic, and institutional barriers to the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cells.
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