At Toyota Motor Sales, a 1.1MW ClearGen™ fuel cell system supplies electricity to the headquarters campus during times of peak energy demand, while producing zero emissions. Hydrogen fuel is delivered directly to the system by means of an existing pipeline, which also supplies a local fuel cell vehicle fueling station.
For electric utilities, such as FirstEnergy Corporation in Ohio, the scalable, highly responsive units are an efficient means of meeting peak load demands, avoiding the cost of permanent grid and transmission infrastructure development.
ClearGen™ can also be an effective end-of-grid solution for remote communities, which currently rely on noisy, dirty diesel generators for power.
Frost & Sullivan has recognized Ballard's ClearGen™ system with the "2011 New Product Innovation Award" in the North American Stationary Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell category.