Stationary Fuel Cells

Why Fuel Cells?

Fuel cell systems improve the economic and environmental health of the State of California. Stationary fuel cells are especially suitable for the emerging Distributed Generation market due to their high efficiency, capability to limit emissions to water vapor and nitrogen, recoverable high-quality heat, benign acoustic signature, grid islanding capability for resiliency, and water-balanced operation. For the grid as a whole, fuel cells offer substantial benefits that include:

(1) Reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and short-lived climate pollutants

(2) Virtually zero emission of criteria pollutants

(3) Increased energy efficiency

(4) Supporting energy security

(5) Creating energy diversity

(6) The ability to operate on renewable gas, hydrogen and natural gas

(7) Providing firm 24/7 load-following power.