DANBURY, Conn., April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL), a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, today announced the commissioning of the world's most advanced and flexible solid oxide fuel cell project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This sub-MW power plant employs an easily sited design, significant power density and deployment to a broad range of applications to gain volume and cost scale. The project is supported by the US Department of Energy office of Fossil Energy under Cooperative Agreement DE-FE0026199, through DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Strategically, the solid oxide fuel cell product complements FuelCell Energy’s existing carbonate fuel cells, as the carbonate product line provides solutions for multi-megawatt applications including power generation, carbon capture and distributed hydrogen, whereas the solid oxide fuel cell addresses applications for sub-megawatt power generation, long duration energy storage, and distributed hydrogen from electrolysis.
“The commissioning of this power plant marks a major step forward in the commercialization of our solid oxide platform, which will address multiple applications, including sub-megawatt power generation, long duration energy storage and complementary hydrogen solutions,” said Chip Bottone, President and Chief Executive Officer, FuelCell Energy, Inc. “We have pursued development of a highly efficient and cost effective solution using our patented solid oxide technology, with particular design emphasis on a common cell stack design for this extensive range of applications.”