Technology Showcase

The new Connecticut Science Center in Hartford features a $2 million exhibit featuring the science of clean energy and energy efficiency technology. Funded by CEFIA and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the 1,500-square-foot exhibit teaches visitors about clean energy technologies in a cutting-edge facility that also employs those clean and efficient energy technologies in its own operations.  

The exhibit is one of several contained within the museum’s Energy City gallery – one designed to represent a sustainable city.  Visitors to this gallery gain fundamental knowledge of energy; evaluate their own energy uses; and discover how a combination of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies is making changes in our lives today and establishing a more sustainable future.

Connecticut Science Center Becomes FIRST in Nation to use Fuel Cell for the Majority of its Power


Hartford, Connecticut (December 4, 2009) – Today, the Connecticut Science Center, located in downtown Hartford, became the first science center or museum in the country to generate the majority of its energy needs on-site with a fuel cell.* The UTC Power fuel cell technology -- developed in Connecticut -- will generate almost 100% of the electricity demanded by the Science Center on an annual basis . . . Click to read the full press release.




Goals of the Exhibit
Located on the upper-level concourse alongside the Climate Change Theatre and Connecticut River galleries, the clean energy exhibit will:
• Draw attention to the Science Center’s own clean energy features.
• Help visitors to understand renewable energy with hands-on applications.
• Show ways visitors may introduce clean energy into their own lives and communities.
• Highlight Connecticut’s role as a national leader in clean energy and energy efficiency efforts.

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