Greentech Media: Strong Growth for Fuel Cells from California to Kenya
Greentech Media (GTM), one of the leading online sites for renewable energy news, sees strong growth for fuel cells with the restored Fuel Cell Investment Tax Credit and new legislation by the State of California requires the use of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045.
More importantly, GTM notes that interest in fuel cells extends to Africa and developing countries as well, highlighting GenCell’s sale of the GenCell A5 Off-Grid Power Solution to power 800 telecom base stations across Kenya.
Matthew Klippenstein of Greentech Media notes that this potentially opens up an “enormous addressable market” for fuel cell power: 1.2 million off-grid and poor-grid telecom stations, serving 3.5 billion people. In addition to the highly polluting nature of diesel, there is another reason to say “no” to diesel: the endemic theft of diesel fuel that requires operators to budget an extra 30% to cover expected losses.
Not needing to worry about theft, GenCell plans to drop 12 tons of ammonia fuel at each site, enough to power the base station for an entire year—reducing delivery costs and making OPEX 35% cheaper than diesel solutions.
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