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Newmark Energy Solutions to sell UTC Power Fuel Cells to commercial real estate markets

Newmark Energy Solutions, LLC has formed strategic relationships with Newmark Knight Frank, UTC Power Corporation (UTC) and Austin Energy Partners Solutions, LLC (AEP) to market, deliver, maintain and warranty UTC fuel cells to commercial real estate markets across the United States.

Newmark Energy Solutions is exclusive distributor of UTC Power stationary fuel cell units in the United States for key market segments. In this capacity, Newmark Energy Solutions energy program will permit, design, finance, construct, and operate a fleet of UTC fuel cells targeted to grow at a rate of 20MW installed capacity per year.

Under the strategic relationship with Newmark Energy Solutions, UTC will provide fuel cell product and support, Newmark Knight Frank, the world’s largest independent commercial real estate services firm, brings client relationships, marketing and project management, and AEP will deliver development, operating and commodity risk management expertise.

UTC fuel cells have been installed at more than 300 locations worldwide with more than 9.6 million hours of operation and 1.6 billion of kWh of operating experience. The technology is being used at One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower), currently under construction in Lower Manhattan.

The distributed generation units—measuring 8 feet by 28 feet—can be provided under an Energy Service agreement or Power Purchase agreement from Newmark Energy Solutions on a kilowatt hour basis. In this way, property owners pay a fixed charge for their energy over 10 years, can extend for an additional 10 years, and house the unit in their building or campus. The cost for electricity from fuel cell technology is consistent with current-day prices for utility electricity and expected to be better in the future. It also has the advantage of pricing control and benefits to the environment.

The technology, scaled for a building, provides 25-30% improved electrical efficiency with double the life-span of a micro turbine. This technology also enables thermal integration for either heating or cooling, providing total energy efficiency as high as 80% or more. Thermal integration further improves the control a customer has over their total energy cost.

Comments

SJC

UTC/ONSI were molten carbonate fuel cells sold to banks, trading houses, hospitals and anyone that needed dependable power 24/7. Now Bloom Box has a lower cost SOFC, both can run on natural gas, so as long as you have a pressure tank, they can run even if natural gas pressure drops off for a while.

Both can use output turbines and both can do CHP for heating and cooling. It will be cost and reliability. The UTC units have decades of reliability data and Bloom is still accumulating theirs. It will be good to see buildings using natural gas more efficiently. Maybe someone will scale on down for small buildings and even homes some day.

Davemart

Ceramic fuel cells are having a go at building home fuel cells, and now have a factory in Germany:
http://www.cfcl.com.au/Assets/Files/BlueGen_Launch_Information_%28Web%29_May-2009.pdf

Panasonic are also producing them for Japan, but prefer the PEM type to solid oxide in this application. They reckon they will be competitive without subsidy by 2013:
http://panasonic.net/ha/e/FC/doc03_00.html

SJC

UTC has PEM as well and this probably refers to those.

Claudio Timbers

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