Energy Efficiency

SatCon to build fuel cell power converters

Issue 3 and Volume 78.

SatCon Technology Corp., Cambridge, Mass., will build fuel cell power converters for H Power Corp., Belleville, N.J. The converters convert dc electrical output from H Power`s proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems into ac electrical power. H Power is completing development of 1 to 10 kW systems for remote or grid-connected residential use, operating on propane or natural gas. It has signed an agreement with ECO Fuel Cells LLC, an energy services organization owned by electric co-ops, to distribute its power generators to U.S. rural electric cooperatives.