Yale Peabody Museum
System Size (kW AC): 250
Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 1,971,000
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Clean Energy is Only Natural
The DC-300 fuel cell provides approximately 25 percent of the electricity needs of the Environmental Science Center near the Peabody Museum, Yale University’s renowned natural history museum. Fuel cells extract energy from hydrogen through a chemical process, rather than by burning fuels such as oil and coal, the way most of America’s generating plants are powered.
Produced by FuelCell Energy, of Danbury, Connecticut, the cell is fueled by natural gas, but generates electricity without combustion, so there is none of the pollution commonly associated with burning fossil fuels. Yale makes further use of the cell by capturing the heat it generates and using it to maintain temperature and humidity at the facility.
Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *
The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:
of 235 homes
emissions for 20 cars
Planting 51 acres of trees
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Are tours of this facility available? Yes
Contact: Tim White
System installed by:
FuelCell Energy, Inc.
Learn more about Fuel Cells
* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here