UTC Power 400 kW Fuel Cell Certified to Stringent Emission Standards
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, today announced that its new 400 kW fuel cell system, the PureCellÃ‚® Model 400, has been certified to meet the latest emission standards of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the strictest in the United States.
CARB has issued an Executive Order for Distributed Generation Certification to UTC Power for the PureCell Model 400 system. “We’re very pleased that our ultra clean and highly efficient 400 kW fuel cell model can now be sited at businesses in the important and growing California market,” said Neal Montany, director, UTC Power stationary fuel cell business.
The California Distributed Generation certification program requires manufacturers of electrical generation technologies that are exempt from district permit requirements to certify their technologies to specific emission standards before they can be sited in California. The standards required are expressed in pounds per megawatt-hour and regulate nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.
Fuel cells are one of the cleanest and most efficient energy-generation sources available and produce electricity, heat and water through an electrochemical process.
“The availability of incentive funding for clean energy alternatives in several states and rising electricity rates are stimulating interest in fuel cell systems,” Montany added. “Businesses that need power 24/7 and that can use the fuel cell’s thermal energy are especially well-suited for our PureCell Model 400 system since they can achieve unmatched overall system efficiencies of up to 90 percent, which translates to energy costs savings as well as reduced carbon emissions.”
In California, a new Whole Foods Market store under construction in San Jose, Calif., will be installing a UTC Power fuel cell system later this year. And another UTC Power 400-kilowatt fuel cell will soon be installed at St. Helena’s Hospital in California’s Napa Valley.
UTC Power is part of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), which provides energy-efficient products and services to the aerospace and building industries. UTC is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index each year since it was launched in 1999. Based in South Windsor, Conn., UTC Power is the world leader in developing and producing fuel cells that generate energy for buildings and for transportation, space and defense applications. For more information, please visit www.utcpower.com
CONTACT: Peg Hashem, UTC Power, Phone: 860 727 2093
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