Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Helps Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve Increase Resiliency, Meet Sustainability Goals, and Reduce Operating Costs.

Folsom, CA – Altergy Fuel Cells announces the deployment of their fuel cell solution as part of Faith Technologies state-of-the-art, clean energy microgrid at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, Wisconsin.

 “A microgrid allows business owners to control one of the top expenses they face today, energy costs,” said Mike Jansen, CEO of Faith Technologies. “This microgrid at Bubolz was designed to showcase the wide range of clean energy components that can make up a microgrid. From hydrogen fuel cells to solar panels to microturbines, we’re able to customize an energy solution that is tailored to each individual business. Microgrids provide control, in the form of uninterrupted clean energy, to today’s energy reliant businesses.”

The advanced microgrid uses a 30 kW Altergy hydrogen fuel cell; a 200 kW solar photovoltaic energy (solar panels); a 100 kW lithium-ion battery storage system; a 65 kW micro-turbine; and a 60 kW natural gas generator to power the 18,000-square-foot nature center building.

“More and more we are seeing the need for off-grid, reliable backup power.  Altergy’s hydrogen fuel cells are ideal for these types of applications – and integrate well with other clean energy power sources.  We look forward to expanding our partnership with Faith Technologies to offer the most modern power solution available in the industry today,” commented Eric Mettler, CEO of Altergy.

As one of the most advanced microgrids in existence, the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve project acts as a testing site for increasingly sophisticated microgrid operations, allowing testing and measurement of a microgrid technologies’ impact in a real-world environment while supporting the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve’s mission.

“Altergy is an ideal partner,” noted Terry Bickham, VP of Energy for Faith Technologies, “Their advanced fuel cell solution provides a unique differentiator to our offering.”  

The Immersion Center at Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve is open to the public and hosts the operations of the microgrid (

About Altergy

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, Public Safety and Military and Homeland Security. As the modern, clean energy source for now and the future, Altergy’s unique Freedom Power™ products provide freedom from batteries, generators, pollution, noise and the grid. Please visit for more information.

About Faith Technologies

Faith Technologies, Inc. is a national leader in electrical planning, engineering, design and installation. With more than 2,500 employees, Faith Technologies is one of the largest privately held contractors in the United States. Established in 1972, Faith Technologies is committed to safety on and off the job site, and in 2016 was awarded the Associated General Contractors of America’s Safety Excellence Award in the specialty contractor division. The company is nationally ranked in Electrical Construction & Maintenance’s “Top 50 Electrical Contractors” and “Top 40 Electrical Design Firms,” Engineering News-Record’s “Top 600 Specialty Contractors,” as well as Solar Power World’s “Top 500 Solar Contractors.” For more information visit