Long Island will soon be the home of one of the largest collections of fuel cell power generators in the nation.
Three sets of fuel cells will be set up in Brookhaven by next year and generate about 40 megawatts of power for the Long Island Power Authority.
That’s enough energy to power about 37,000 homes.
The fuel cell arrays will be developed and managed by FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut.
LIPA has tried to established fuel cell plants before with mixed results. But new fuel cell technology has enabled smaller generators to be successful on Long Island.
The new fuel cell generators will be one of largest renewable energy projects on Long Island and help LIPA save about $76 million.