UTC Fuel Cells, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (Hartford, CT), announced the installation of the first commercial fuel cell power unit in China. The PC25 fuel cell power unit was installed at a farm in Guangzhou (Canton) city, in the Guangdong province of China located 90 miles northwest of Hong Kong.
The unit was manufactured by UTC Fuel Cells and sold to Toshiba Corp. (Japan), which modified and sold the unit to the customer. The project is managed by the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan and subsidized by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan.
"This installation is not only a milestone for UTC Fuel Cells but for the fuel cell industry as a whole," said UTC Fuel Cells President William Miller. "China is a tremendous potential market for distributed electrical generation and for clean fuel cells."