SatCon Delivers StarSine PCS to FuelCell Energy

June 12, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that it has delivered a StarSine power conditioning system (PCS) to FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) to provide the electrical balance of plant for its Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) megawatt-class fuel cell system.

The StarSine system was manufactured using MegaVerter power blocks and advanced digital controls specifically designed for alternative energy applications, including fuel cells, photovoltaic arrays, microturbines and wind-turbines. The StarSine PCS is also designed to combine alternative energy generators with advanced energy storage devices, including advanced batteries and flywheels, to provide UPS systems.

"Delivery to FuelCell Energy of their first megawatt class power conditioning system is a major milestone for SatCon Power Systems," said SatCon President and CEO David Eisenhaure. "This deliverable was made possible through close cooperation with FuelCell Energy and the Power Systems team to provide a high-quality, high-performance, integrated solution. Our team has worked incredibly hard on this project and we are extremely proud of this accomplishment. We look forward to a continued strong partnership with FuelCell Energy."