GenCell’s fuel cell tech: Small box, big potential?
This year at DistribuTECH, our host utility San Diego Gas & Electric and Israeli fuel cell maker GenCell made their partnership known to the world, and invited me to show off the technology they've been testing for a year.
I met with Gil Shavit and his team at the SDG&E mission control center out in the San Diego hills where the utility trains its line workers and other technicians on how to safely scale power poles and service substation equipment.
Shavit, the chairman and cofounder of GenCell, and his team filled me in on the basics of what a fuel cell is and does — something I had heard before and seen in diagrams, but never actually saw in person.
Like the electric car, fuel cell technology is not new at all, with the first ones being invented in 1838 and eventually used to make power aboard NASA space vehicles.
However, Shavit says the industry just needs to see what fuel cells are really capable of for this technology to live up to its potential.
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