Plug Power Continuous Run GenSys(R) Systems to Be Commissioned at NASA
Glenn Research Center
Monday October 23, 12:35 pm ET
Field trial to demonstrate product performance and durability
LATHAM, N.Y., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plug Power Inc.
(Nasdaq: PLUG - News), a leader in providing clean, reliable on-site
energy products, today announced that the NASA Glenn Research Center in
Cleveland, Ohio will commission eight next generation GenSys systems.
The units, which are expected to become operational in November, will
provide grid-connected power for portions of the lab facility for
aerospace research and development. Projects carried out within the
facility include testing of materials, coatings, seals and airfoils for
space vehicles, as well as advanced technology development to improve
NASA has been developing and using fuel cells as part of its space
shuttle programs since the 1960s. Through the one-year field trial,
officials at NASA Glenn plan to demonstrate to the public an emerging
technology associated with clean power.
"Working with NASA Glenn represents an excellent opportunity to
demonstrate the performance and durability of our next generation
GenSys systems. We continue to believe that field testing is the only
way to truly understand customer requirements and characterize product
performance," said Mark Sperry, Plug Power's Chief Marketing Officer.
The installation will provide the opportunity to demonstrate Plug
Power's latest product improvements, including an enhanced stack
membrane and new fuel processor reactor design.
This project is being funded by the Ohio Department of Development's
Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program, which provides grants to support the
growth of Ohio's fuel cell industry through collaborations between
research organizations, businesses and higher education institutions.