The project is part of the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program, to support the development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The grant stipulates a cost-sharing agreement in which PNNL will fund up to 50 percent of the total project cost for each system.
The award to Oregon-based ClearEdge Power includes 38 systems to be installed in 10 organizations that are sustainability leaders in their industries. As part of the program, participating organizations have agreed to allow PNNL access to their fuel cell performance data.
The award recognizes the critical role that the ClearEdge5 fuel cell system can play in efficiently delivering heat and power to organizations and businesses spanning retail, hospitality, education, and manufacturing.
The ClearEdge5 appliance is a 5 kW high-temperature hybrid PEM fuel cell appliance that combines heat and power in a scalable solution that can meet the specific energy needs of an individual business.
A year ago ClearEdge Power announced a three-year distribution agreement for the ClearEdge5 fuel cell system with LS Industrial Systems in Korea. The $40 million agreement covers the sale, distribution, and servicing of more than 800 ClearEdge5 fuel cell units in Korea.