Fuel cell -based systems are commercially available and rather widely used for single-system production of heat, electric power, cooling and hydrogen fuel production.
Known generically as CHP (“combined heat and power”) systems, this fuel cell equipment produces far more than just heat and power.
Variations of these fuel cell systems are deployed for very clean, quiet and reliable power applications ranging from urban commercial and industrial deployments to remote, off-grid power supply solutions.
Home-scale combined heat and power fuel cell systems are being fine-tuned for high-volume markets.
Rapid development of CHP technology is underway in New England; read detailed updates in our blogs below.
Photo: a fuel cell CHP system courtesy of Fuel Cell Energy, Inc.