Central Conn State U Will Get An Energy Boost From Fuel Cell

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Central Connecticut State University in New Britain will get a clean energy boost in December with the arrival of a 1.4 megawatt fuel cell, a low-emission, energy efficient power plant made by Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc.

The fuel cell, which runs on natural gas, is expected to reduce the university's power cost by more than $100,000 a year

The fuel cell, which was purchased by Greenwood Energy — the North American renewable energy division of the Libra Group, will be installed on campus next to CCSU's East Hall where the Department of Facilities Management is housed.

The project represents an initial collaboration between Greenwood and FuelCell energy. "We see this as an excellent initial project in the deployment of FuelCell Energy's ultra-clean and efficient fuel cell power plants," Camilo Patrignani, head of Americas at Libra Capital US.

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