The PureCell System is a stationary phosphoric acid fuel cell designed, manufactured and marketed by ClearEdge Power (formerly UTC Power) of South Windsor, Connecticut. Intended for distributed generation and combined heat and power applications, it is considered a good match for commercial and industrial buildings such as hotels, hospitals, data centers, supermarkets and educational institutions. The PureCell System claims that its users will see lower energy costs, reduced emissions, 95% system efficiency, 10-year cell stack durability and 20-year product life. It utilizes a combustion-free process with natural gas and converts heat exhaust into cooling and heating, turning potential waste into usable energy.
On August 17, 2011, it was announced that the PureCell Model 400 system fleet had reached 200,000 hours of field operation. In September 2013, ClearEdge Power announced that its 400 kW stationary fuel cell surpassed 1,000,000 hours of field operation.
Other customers include First National Bank of Omaha, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Shaw's, GS Power Co./Samsung, Becker + Becker, St. Helena Hospital, the World Trade Center, The Octagon, New Haven City Hall, South Windsor High School, 360 State Street, Albertsons, the University of Connecticut Diversey, Inc., and Eastern Connecticut State University.
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