Fuel Cells

Best-in-Class Fuel Cell Systems

customizable commercial energy solutions

At HCI Energy, we offer top-of-the-line fuel cell systems that we proudly stand behind. We currently sell factory-direct, business-to-business, as each system is specifically designed for commercial and industrial applications and is not suited for residential use.

To size a system, we require the following basic information:

  • Electrical load type, AC or DC
  • Load size in kilowatts, kW or KVA (Kilovolt-Ampere)
  • Desired run time in hours
  • Geographic location of where the system will be used
  • Preferred features (many come standard but our systems are highly customizable to easily match your application)

General Systems Overview

A typical system includes the fuel cell generator and at least one fuel cabinet containing cylinders of compressed hydrogen gas. How long the generator produces power is simply a function of how much fuel capacity is installed. Longer run times will require additional fuel cabinets. Refueling a system is accomplished by changing cylinders or through the single point refueling port from a commercial delivery truck. Refueling the system is the customer’s responsibility, though we can help identify a vendor to support you.

Liquid fueled systems allow the use of a mixture of methanol and pure water as fuel. This system replaces the fuel cabinet of hydrogen gas cylinders and offers greatly extended run times. The liquid fuel systems are available in OSP (outside plant) cabinets or as integrated systems in a standard ISO shipping container. Baseload applications will typically use industry standard tanks or easily fabricated tanks tailored to a specific size. Custom systems can be developed, which use refrigerant or agricultural ammonia as fuel.

Note: Certain states offer tax credits related to the purchase of a fuel cell. Please consult your tax adviser for tax calculations and regulations.

Request a Demo

Upon request, HCI Energy can conduct a demonstration of our fuel cell products at our facility or in the field. Complete the form below to begin the request process for your preferred product(s).