Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Tour

The Hydrogen and Fuel cell Forum also featured a tour of fuel cell applications within central Connecticut on November 18, 2016

Special thanks to the host locations and  fuel cell developers for participating in the fuel cell tour:

U.S. FuelCell
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Established in 2013, US FuelCell is a wholly owned subsidiary of US Hybrid with more than 26 years of experience in fuel cell balance of plant components and vehicle development and deployment.  U.S. FuelCell has a fuel cell transit bus onsite and designs/manufactures fuel cells that can be utilized in several specialty vehicles including construction equipment, street sweepers, and garbage trucks.

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Doosan Fuel Cells America
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Doosan Fuel Cell America Inc.’s world leading fuel cell production facility is the newest addition to Doosan’s 119-year-old legacy of global industrial and energy related companies.  Doosan manufactures and markets a PureCell® Model 400-kW fuel cell power system for commercial and industrial applications.   A PureCell® Model 400 helps provide power to Doosan Fuel Cell America’s headquarters in South Windsor.

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Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)/ FuelCell Energy
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Located in New Britain, CCSU is a state university that has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 10,000 at its suburban campus, which sits on 314 acres.  Installed in 2012, CCSU’s FuelCell Energy manufactured DFC1500 power plant meets approximately 35 percent of the campus power needs.   CCSU benefits with favorable economics that generate an estimated $100,000/year in savings.

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Legrand North America/Bloom Energy
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Legrand, North America operates its corporate offices and Wiremold manufacturing facility in West Hartford.  As a partner in the DOE’s “Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge,” Legrand demonstrates their commitment to improving energy performance by reducing their energy intensity by 25 percent over a ten year period.  As part of this effort, in 2016, Legrand installed a 500kW SOFC system, manufactured by Bloom Energy, the produces up to 88 percent of the electricity for the 263,000 sq. ft. facility.

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777 Main Street Apartments/Doosan Fuel Cell America
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Situated in the heart of downtown Hartford, 777 Main Street has been converted into a green mixed-use apartment community by Becker + Becker.  Installed in 2015, a PureCell® Model 400 fuel cell, manufactured by Doosan, provides this 26 story tower with most of its own power. The building renovation incorporates 285 apartments, six retail shops, a gym, club room, library, and a 250-car parking garage.

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