Fuel cells are commercially available today for power generation ranging in sizes from under one kilowatt (kW) to scale-able multi-megawatt (MW) systems – suitable for applications ranging from residential and small industrial backup power, to large industrial “base load” grid applications. These systems have achieved billions of kilowatt hours (kWh) of successful operation at customer sites worldwide. In selected markets fuel cell systems are cheaper to own and operate on a life-cycle basis than incumbent technologies. Fuel cell power systems are quiet, clean, highly efficient onsite electrical generators that use an electro-chemical process – not combustion – to convert fuel into electricity. In addition to providing electricity, they can supply thermal energy for hot water and space heating, or absorption cooling. Fuel cells have the potential to reduce facility energy service costs by 20% to 40% over conventional power service.
- GEI-X5 only fuel cell electric power system specifically developed to leverage the abundant availability of affordable natural gas/bio-fuel or hydrogen within the electric power market for mid‐range (5kW‐100kW) industrial/commercial and stationary power application This market is 20X in both size and potential revenue as compared to any other specific fuel cell application market. By 2020, $206 billion will be invested annually in the global electric power industry, with distributed power applications accounting for 42%.
- GEI-X5 only alternative energy technology that integrates seamlessly with other energy storage technologies such as, batteries, ultra‐capacitors and alternative energy generation technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal energy; leveraging the advantages of each and thereby resulting in high overall system efficiencies and a reduced power cost and environmental footprint.
- The GEI-X5 provides power on-demand and operates at 44% efficiency on natural gas as compared to 18% for a diesel electric generator. Fuel cell systems have a purpose similar to conventional generators used today for primary or standby power production, e.g. chemical energy from fuel is converted to electrical power. However, in the case of a generator, fuel is converted to mechanical energy by an internal combustion engine. This mechanical energy in turn drives an electrical generator or alternator to produce electrical power. The primary by-products are heat, CO2 (carbon dioxide), and water. With most fuels, there are also some emissions including CO (carbon monoxide) and various oxides of nitrogen and sulfur. A diesel electric generator always operates at 100% load constantly and wastes fuel. That means that for combustion generators, about 85-90 % of the potential energy in the fuel is not converted to electricity. Additionally, the GEE X5 reduces harmful toxic emissions by 80%, noise and vibrations by 90%, and life cycle maintenance cost are reduced by 60%.
- The GEI-X5 only fuel cell electric power generation system specifically developed to integrate a mid‐temperature high heat capacity mineral oil cooling fluid at 160C for super‐efficient (93%) combined heat and power (CHP) operations operating on natural This is also a perfect operating temperature and medium for a cogeneration thermal electric Rankine power system.
- GEI-X5 only fuel cell electric power company providing mid‐range clean power solutions in the range of 5kW‐100kW using natural gas/bio‐fuel or hydrogen as a fuel source.
- GEI-X5 only fuel cell electric power system specifically developed to eliminate the flaring and burning of methane and natural gas for the oil and gas industry and thereby providing well‐head power generation. Considering the expansion of natural gas hydraulic fracturing, the availability of the GEI-X5 modular fuel cell electric power generation technology is poised to capture a $100 billion worldwide distributed well‐head power generation and grid distribution global market.
“The. U.S. Energy Information Agency states that North Dakota, as an example, flared 1/3 of the natural gas produced, or approximately 96 billion cubic feet in 2014. According to an Earthworks report, the flaring was equivalent to the C02 emissions of 1.1 million cars and trucks and resulted in $854 million in loss state revenuei[i], 2010‐2013.”
- The GEI-X5 Fuel Cell Electric Power Generator represents a distributed or scalable micro-power fuel cell technology and is a philosophy shift from a centralized monopoly of utilities, and toward open, competitive markets, which is revolutionizing a $950 billion industry world-wide. In addition to being economical when mass-produced, modular systems can be adjusted to match the scale of demand, and can be installed far more quickly than a centralized power station. Micro power can improve the grid reliability by reducing demands on transmission systems (which are often at overcapacity and experience 30%-40% degradation and loss in developing countries) and can avoid costly investment in new power plants. And smaller distributed systems can facilitate more local control over power use, contributing to economic development within the community and reducing reliance on distant institutions.