Yale Peabody Museum

Fuel Cell


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.   


Environmental Benefits


Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *


 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





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