Plug Power Announces Commercial Launch of GenSure HP Fuel Cell Platform
New High Power Stationary Fuel Cell Systems Designed for Large-Scale Backup Power Applications Including Data Centers, Energy Storage Systems, and Microgrids
LATHAM, N.Y., July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, today announced the launch of its GenSure HP
(high power) platform, a line of zero-emission stationary fuel cell systems designed for large-scale, high power backup power applications. This product line is focused on the largest segments in
the $15 billion stationary power available market. Initially available in power output configurations ranging from 500 kilowatts (kW) to 1.5 megawatts (MW), the new GenSure HP platform offers
a reliable and rapidly deployable solution for power-hungry data centers, energy storage systems, microgrids, and other high power commercial facilities.
“The GenSure HP platform is a reliable and cost-effective solution for any commercial facilities looking to upgrade their current large-scale backup power systems, and especially for those who wish to deploy sustainable solutions to support critical megawatt systems,” said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. “Our GenSure product suite has already been field proven with more than 100 million installed hours of site power protection, and we’re proud to now be expanding the GenSure line into high power applications as well.”
GenSure HP hydrogen fuel cell systems are made up of Plug Power’s 125kW ProGen fuel cell engines, commercially launched in February of 2020. Initial configurations include power outputs of 500kW, 1MW, and 1.5MW, with all systems housed in standard ISO containers for ease of packaging and deployment. GenSure HP solutions are modular and scalable to meet higher capacity requirements, making them appropriate for a wide variety of high power applications ranging from as low as 100kW to those requiring multiple megawatts.
McKinsey reports that the US currently requires nearly 40 GW of backup power capacity to support nearly 1,800 data hubs. By 2024, the solution for PEM fuel cells providing backup power in data centers will achieve cost parity with diesel engines. Today’s data centers operate on 15mW of generators - and emit a tremendous amount of noise and air pollution. Plug Power’s GenSure HP is a better solution to improve air quality and operational flexibility.