Plug Power

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Albany Shaker Road 968

NY-12110

Latham

Postal address

Albany Shaker Road 968

Latham , NY-12110

United States of America

Contact

Tel +1 518 782 7700

Fax +1 518 782 9060

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Company information

Powerful Solution for a Powerful Operation

Hydrogen and fuel cells offer the potential for a clean and reliable alternative energy source, regardless of the application they are being used in. This diversity positions the industry as a key contributor to creating an increasingly sustainable landscape for reliable power generation on a broad scale. Through an electrochemical reaction, fuel cells convert hydrogen fuel into power. Unlike toxic batteries, which have limited stored energy, fuel cells run continuously as long as fuel is provided. And, using hydrogen as the primary fuel source, the only byproducts generated are heat and water.

  • Increased Efficiency
    When compared to conventional power generation, fuel cells can increase efficiency levels over 50 percent.
  • High Reliability – Robustness
    Fuel cells have a reliability rating of 99.9%, and Plug Power guarantees the uptime of its products at 97%. Simplicity of design and very few moving parts result in a robust, reliable power solution. Elements that shorten battery life, such as temperature, do not affect the lifetime of a fuel cell.
  • Fuel Flexible
    Fuel cells can operate on multiple fuels, such as hydrogen, natural gas, propane and methanol.
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Fuel cells significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, when fueled with pure hydrogen, the only by-products are heat and water, making this a completely sustainable power source.

Company information

Headquarters location Albany Shaker Road 968
NY-12110 Latham
United States of America
Office locations
E. Euclid Avenue 15913
WA 99216 Spokane
United States of America
Some facts
Founded in
1997
Founded by
Company Size
200-500

Solutions

  • Propulsion Components
  • Components for Bus

Product information

Plug Power’s stationary market customers are a diverse set of industry leaders seeking solutions to the kinds of power challenges the world throws at them every day.

  • Urban, suburban, rural and remote locations
  • Temperature ranges from -40oF (-40oC) to 122oF (50oC)
  • Climates including desert (semi-arid and arid), tropical, marine, mountain
  • Weather events including hurricanes, winter storms, electrical storms and wind events
  • Power requirements from 50W to 20kW

These customers have in common the desire to serve their customers to the best of their ability. We have that goal as well, and strive to provide fuel cell products that help do the job better. Plug Power stationary customers have installed nearly 6MW of highly reliable, clean, cost-effective ReliOn fuel cells in 46 U.S. States and 34 countries on 5 continents. We invite you to become a Plug Power customer.

Railroad

Plug Power - RailroadThere are more than 212,000 miles of railroad track in the U.S. that are used to transport both goods and people. Alongside the track is a variety of equipment used to ensure public safety and continued railway operations. 

Plug Power is currently working with a number of railroad customers to increase the reliability and runtime for critical sites – and the safety factor for railway employees and the general public – by hardening sites against grid-interruption events.

ReliOn fuel cell products are already providing solutions for many backup or off-grid power railroad applications:

  • Crossings
  • Wayside Signals
  • Positive Train Control
  • Defect Detectors
  • Slide Fence Locations
  • Yard Applications (i.e. RCL, cameras)
  • Solar-Hybrid Powered Switches, Signals and Control Points
  • Communications for Base Stations and AEI Sites

Transportation

Transportation Network Communications

Plug Power - Transportation Network CommunicationThe focus of transportation network communications is to help people and products get safely to their destinations. Their importance cannot be overstated. Traffic signals for automobiles and railroads, road signage, air-to-ground communications and other critical applications must continue to function even when grid power fails or when locations are off-grid. Otherwise, chaos ensues. 

Plug Power’s ReliOn fuel cells provide power solutions to these life-saving networks, where reliability is of key concern. Plug Power is currently working with a variety of transportation network companies to increase reliability and runtime for critical sites.

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