Many supermarkets are now open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Their large banks of freezers, refrigerated cases, and warm prepared foods are in need of constant power. The increase in electric heating and cooling loads means a continuous, consistent supply of energy is needed – which fuel cells can provide. Especially important for supermarkets. Fuel Cells provide primary power and are not affected during grid failure. The total efficiency of a supermarket fuel cell system can be high – often twice or more efficient as power from a central utility.
Lindsey Robbins, ClearEdge Power
Kathy Loftus, Whole Foods Markets