PureCell System

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ClearEdge Power 400kW fuel cell

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.[1] The PureCell System claims that its users will see lower energy costs,[2] reduced emissions, 95% system efficiency, 10-year cell stack durability[3] and 20-year product life.[4] It utilizes a combustion-free process with natural gas and converts heat exhaust into cooling and heating, turning potential waste into usable energy.[5]


On August 17, 2011, it was announced that the PureCell Model 400 system fleet had reached 200,000 hours of field operation.[6] In September 2013, ClearEdge Power announced that its 400 kW stationary fuel cell surpassed 1,000,000 hours of field operation.[7]

ClearEdge Power’s chief operating officer Joe Triompo[8] said that PureCell System repeat customers include The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Communications,[9] and Whole Foods Market.[10]

Other customers include First National Bank of Omaha,[11] Price Chopper Supermarkets,[12] Shaw's,[13] GS Power Co./Samsung,[14] Becker + Becker,[15] St. Helena Hospital, the World Trade Center,[16] The Octagon,[17] New Haven City Hall,[18] South Windsor High School,[19] 360 State Street,[20] Albertsons,[21] the University of Connecticut[22] Diversey, Inc.,[23] and Eastern Connecticut State University.[24]


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  3. ^ Clancy, Heather (2011-07-27). "Energy-in-a-box: More businesses try prime fuel cells". SmartPlanet. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  4. ^ "UTC Power, LLC: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  5. ^ "UTC Power Says Supermarkets a Good Fit for Fuel Cells". Reuters. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Governor Dannel P. Malloy Visits UTC Power as Company Celebrates Milestone". FuelCellsWorks. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  7. ^ http://www.worldofcogeneration.com/cogeneration_chp/3418-clearedge_power_purecell_fuel_cell_fleet_surpasses_one_million_h.html
  8. ^ "ClearEdge Power closes deal on UTC Power". Reminder News. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  9. ^ "Cox Communications Partners with UTC Power to Install Fuel Cells in California - SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Feb. 7, 2011/PRNewswire/". Connecticut, California: Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  10. ^ "Fuel Cell Industry Growing Again". Sustainablebusiness.com. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  11. ^ http://www.energymanagertoday.com/first-national-bank-of-omaha-upgrades-its-fuel-cell-system-097121/
  12. ^ "Price Chopper Uses Fuel Cell Power · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader". Environmentalleader.com. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  13. ^ [2][dead link]
  14. ^ "Samsung Everland To Install 4.8-MW Fuel Cell System | Renewable Energy News Article". Renewableenergyworld.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  15. ^ Thomas MacMillan (2011-08-26). "360 State's Green Power Goes Untapped". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  16. ^ "Fuel Cells To Power New World Trade Center | Renewable Energy News Article". Renewableenergyworld.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  17. ^ by Susan DeFreitas (2011-06-08). "Fuel Cell Powering New York Apartments". Earthtechling. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  18. ^ Appel, Allan (2012-01-16). "1st Fuel Cell Arrives At City Hall". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  19. ^ "South Windsor High School". Ctcleanenergy.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  20. ^ "Business New Haven". Beckerandbecker.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  21. ^ "Albertsons Store to Use Fuel Cell for Energy | Latest News content from". Supermarket News. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  22. ^ "Center for Clean Energy Engineering Web". Energy.uconn.edu. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  23. ^ MICHAEL BURKE mburke@journaltimes.com (2010-12-20). "$2.5M fuel cell to heat, power Diversey HQ". Journaltimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  24. ^ Bachman, Dwight (2011-10-31). "Eastern Works with UTCP on Campus Fuel Cell Project - Press Releases". Easternct.edu. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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