Yale Peabody Museum

Fuel Cell

 

System Size (kW AC): 250

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 1,971,000

 

Click here to view live energy data from this system!

 

 

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.   

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 240,462  1,332  1,045  4,001

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 235 homes

Removing the
emissions for 20 cars

Planting 51 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Peabody Museum

170 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06520

 

Timothy White

203-432-3767

tim.white@yale.edu

 

 

Are tours of this facility available? Yes

 

Contact: Tim White

203.432.3767

tim.white@yale.edu 

 

System installed by:

 

FuelCell Energy, Inc.

www.fuelcellenergy.com

 

Learn more about Fuel Cells

 

 

 

* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here