FCT Sells Fuel Cell Systems to US National Park

June 18, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Fuel Cell Technologies Corp. (FCT, Ottawa, ON) announced that it has sold two fuel cell systems to the US National Park Service for use at Yosemite National Park in California. The FCT fuel cell systems will provide electricity, heat and hot water service to the administration building within the Park.

The National Park Service ordered the solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems so that each will generate 5kW of electricity using propane. The FCT design incorporates Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp.'s (SWPC, Orlando, FL) proprietary tubular SOFC technology. The FCT systems provide heat at temperatures in the range of 800 to 1,000 degrees C, which the park can then utilize for space heating and hot water usage.

"National Parks such as Yosemite are interested in environmentally friendly distributed generation systems like fuel cells, and the sales potential in this type of application is considerable," said Gary Allen, director of sales for FCT. "We are pleased to be one of the first fuel cell companies in this power range to work with a National Park on such an initiative."