Middletown High School

Fuel Cell

 

System Size (kW AC): 200

 

 

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 1,576,800

 

 

 

Click here to view live energy data from this system!

 

 

 

Clean Energy is Only Natural

Middletown High School is home to a 200-kW fuel cell that the CCEF provided a grant for through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program.   The fuel cell is a phosphoric acid fuel cell supplied by UTC Power of South Windsor, Connecticut.  It provides approximately 48 percent of the estimated baseload electricity requirements for the school and will supply heat to the swimming pool and the school’s space heating system.  Additionally, the fuel cell will provide grid-independent power to support the school’s function as an emergency shelter at times when the electric grid is unavailable.

 

 Middletown High School is also the site of a 2-kW solar array that the town earned through its participation in the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program.  Two racks of five Sanyo 200-watt solar modules energize an SMA 2500U inverter in this grid-connected application. The mounting racks are ballasted with concrete paver blocks and there is no roof penetration. PV Squared, a New Britain-based company, was chosen to design and install this first-of-a-kind system. 

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 244,404 1,036 826  3,201

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 188 homes

Removing the
emissions for 20 cars

Planting 41 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Middletown High School

200 LaRosa Lane  

Middletown, CT 06457

 

 

Sebastian Guiliano

860-344-3401

  

 

Are tours of this facility available? No 

 

 

System installed by:

 

 UTC Power

www.UTCPower.com

 

Learn more about Fuel Cells

 

 

 

* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here