Today’s Fuel Cell Market Creates Jobs While Providing Clean Energy
(Folsom, CA) – October 8, 2016 – Today, Altergy joins the nation in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day by marking the growth of the industry and raising awareness of the benefits fuel cells and hydrogen technologies provide in generating reliable and resilient power, improving the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing America’s energy security.
Recognized by the U.S. Senate for the second year with the passage of Senate Resolution 573, National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day is being observed on October 8 (10.08), a reference to the atomic weight of hydrogen – 1.008.
Clean, efficient, and quiet, fuel cells utilize hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity in a chemical reaction without combustion.
“Altergy is proud to join with other cutting-edge companies celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day,” said Andrea Laughlin, Altergy’s Director of Marketing. “Today’s hydrogen and fuel cell industry is making its mark across America and the world – on highways, factories, businesses, universities, and public institutions by providing sustainable, affordable, safe, and resilient power.”
Altergy Freedom Power™ fuel cells deliver reliable, cost effective backup power for mission critical applications providing customers constant connectivity for modern, stronger networks. As the largest provider of fuel cells for backup power in the telecommunications industry, Altergy fuel cells have logged more than 32 million hours of runtime, provided uninterrupted power during hurricanes, earthquakes, and severe storms where legacy systems have failed, and have replaced batteries and generators in more than 8.3 million watts of applications.
Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) explained, “There is an impressive and growing list of customers installing fuel cells for stationary applications, the well-established material handling (forklift) market for fuel cells is beginning to take hold internationally, and fuel cell vehicles from major automotive manufacturers are available for lease or purchase in California, with fueling stations in operation or under construction to support them, and anticipated expansion in the near-future to the Northeast.”
Markowitz concluded, “As we again celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the hydrogen and fuel cell future we hoped for is emerging as a dynamic, growing market. This progress is a tribute to the companies, organizations, and individuals who pioneered these technologies and are making hydrogen and fuel cells an important part of the nation’s energy mix.”
For more information on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, please visit www.hydrogenandfuelcellday.org.
Altergy has revolutionized fuel cell design, and is the first and only company of its kind to cost-effectively mass produce industrial-strength fuel cells. As the leader in telecommunication backup power, Altergy is now addressing critical power needs in additional industries to include: Cable, Data Centers, Emergency Response, Military and Homeland Security, Residential and Traffic/Railroad/Signaling.
For many reasons, Altergy Systems is leading the fuel cell revolution. The modern energy source for now and the future, Altergy’s unique Freedom Power™ products provide freedom from batteries, generators, pollution, noise and the grid. They are the global leader in the design, manufacturing, sales, marketing and deployment of fuel cell-based clean power systems for telecom and other critical power applications. Please visit altergy.com for more information.