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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 11:14 AM
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20% to 40% reduction in home energy costs and 15% to 25% reduction in home CO2
That is what distributed power stands for, that is what it can do. Yes there are tax credits, yes this will help you if a hurricane takes out the grid. Why don't I hear the WH discussing and or recommending this sort of powerplant? Dunno.


http://www.plugpower.com/products/residentialgensys/res...



All-The-Time Power
Plug Power offers the GenSys fuel cell
system that provide continuous power in
distinct applications.
Grid-Connected,
Combined Heat and Power
The high-temperature GenSys fuel cell system operates parallel to the grid as a replacement for traditional furnaces and boilers in residential and light commercial applications. The combined heat and power (CHP) system runs on natural gas at a temperature between 160 C and 180 C, making it compatible with existing home heating systems working seamlessly with radiant, forced air or baseboard hot water.

The high-quality heat generated by the system can meet the full heating needs of a home while supplementing the electrical load. The high-temperature GenSys is expected to deliver a 20% to 40% reduction in home energy costs and 15% to 25% reduction in home CO2 emissions compared with incumbent technology.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 11:41 AM
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1. How much?
How long to have it pay for itself? If under 10 grand I'd take a look.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:15 PM
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4. How much?
If under ten hundred, I'd take a look.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:54 PM
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5. 1-518-782-7700 n/t
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 12:15 PM
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2. was this featured on 60 Minutes?
Seems like it was.

Cher
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 12:19 PM
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3. I've been waiting for these guys to get real for a long time
Can you buy one of these units now?
Or is the answer in the press release

"The high-temperature GenSys is

expected

to deliver a 20% to 40% reduction in home energy costs and 15% to 25% reduction in home CO2 emissions compared with incumbent technology."

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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:57 PM
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6. Hard to say from the website, need to call that number and see
if any are out there yet... from the residential brochure:


GenSys Blue changes everything.

What is GenSys Blue? Simply stated, it is the future of mass-market, residential
fuel cell systems. GenSys Blue utilizes high-temperature PEM technology to
produce high-quality, usable heat and hot waterand electricityin amounts
well suited for residential and light commercial applications. It works in parallel
with the grid to support the electrical load of the home.

Heat, hot water, and electricity. It all adds up to significant savings for the con-
sumer20%-40% off the total yearly utility billensuring a practical payback on
the capital and operating expense of the system. And thats before you consider
the environmental benefits. With GenSys Blue, the carbon footprint of the home
is considerably less than with furnaces and boilers, while the efficiency of the
system drives a significant decrease in overall demand for grid power and the
pollution that it generates.
Technology that fits right in.

Nine years and five generations of research, development and testing have
produced a high-temperature PEM system, which can meet the residential
combined heat and power requirements that low-temperature PEM systems
cant. Because GenSys Blue operates at 160o180oC, its completely compatible
with existing home heating systemsworking seamlessly with radiant, forced air
or baseboard hot water. It just hooks right in.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 01:59 PM
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7. Additional info from Fuelcell Today
Plug Power and SFO Technologies Complete Manufacture and Supply Agreement for Gensys Fuel Cell Units
Plug Power Energy India Pvt. Ltd, an affiliate of Plug Power Inc., and SFO Technologies, (A NeST Group Company) announced today that they have signed into a strategic manufacture and supply agreement for the build of Plug Power's GenSys fuel cell systems in India.

The companies have entered into a five-year agreement where NeST will manufacture Plug Power's fuel cell systems in India. NeST will also provide support for vendor development, procurement, manufacturing, testing and shipment of the GenSys systems. NeST provides Plug Power with world-class manufacturing and supply expertise in the Indian telecommunications market. At the same time, their ideal location allows for the export of products to other key markets in Africa and Asia.

The companies are currently preparing for the production of the first 200 GenSys units sold to WTTIL, the cell tower arm of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), announced in July of this year. Plug Power expects to have all 200 units shipped by the end of March, 2010 and install approximately 1,000 systems throughout India by the end of the same year.

Source: Fuel Cell Today
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