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FuelCell Energy , Inc.

FuelCell Energy , Inc.  (Visit website)

Danbury , CT

Energy Producers- Developers

Based in Danbury, CT (USA), FuelCell Energy (Nasdaq: FCEL) manufactures Ultra-Clean stationary fuel cell power plants that generate electricity with up to twice the efficiency of conventional fossil fuel plants – and with virtually no air pollution. With more than 30 years of experience, we are recognized as a global leader in the manufacture and commercialization of stationary electric power generation. FuelCell Energy owns and operates a manufacturing plant in Torrington, Connecticut, with a capacity of 50 MW per year. FuelCell Energy's Danbury, Connecticut headquarters acts as the nerve center for the company's commercial, industrial, and grid-support applications. Danbury is also the hub for the company’s GTAC (Global Technical Assistance Center) which remotely monitors and operates DFC power plants worldwide. The company’s Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plants have generated over 400 million kW hours of electricty and currently has over 55 installations worldwide. Contact us today and turn your electrical equirements into a powerful competitive advantage.Company History FuelCell Energy traces its roots back to 1969 and the founding of Energy Research Corporation (ERC) by early fuel cell pioneer Bernard Baker and Martin Klein, a chemical engineer that was an expert in advanced battery technologies. The company focused on conducting research to commercialize fuel cell technology. ERC also conducted advanced battery research, but spun off its battery efforts as a seperate company in 1999 and renamed itself FuelCell Energy.In the 1970's, with funding from the U.S. military and utility companies, the company conducted extensive research into low-temperature fuel cells as well as silver-zinc battery cells. In the 1980's and 1990's the company switched its focus to high-temperature carbonate fuel cell systems which offered greater commercial possibilities due to the ability to internally reform readily available fuels into the hydrogen required by the fuel cell.A major milestone for the company was reached in 1992 when it successfully demonstrated a 120 kilowatt (kW) high temperature carbonate fuel cell system.  The company went public with an initial stock offering that raised $6.5 million. The company continued to improve its patented Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) technology, and in 1996 a 2 megawatt (MW) DFC power plant went online in Santa Clara, California.In 1997, Bernard Baker decided that the company needed a more commercially-oriented leader and appointed Jerry Leitman to the position of CEO. With Leitman at the helm, and Baker able to pursue his own passion, research & development, the company continued to thrive. FuelCell Energy's current leader, R. Daniel Brdar, was appointed CEO in 2005 and chairman in 2007.  Mr. Brdar has led the expansion of the company's market penetration while maintaining a focus on cost reduction.  The company currently possesses a product line offering systems from 300 kilowatts (kW) to 2.8 megawatts (MW), scalable up to 50 MW.  R. Daniel Brdar, was appointed CEO in 2005 and Chairman in 2007. FuelCell Energy leads the way in the development and manufacture of stationary fuel cell power plants for commercial, industrial, government, and utility applications.

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