Small Fuel Cell

keyturbocarskeyturbocars Solar Expert Posts: 375 ✭✭
I ran across this today accidently when I was looking up some data on wire ampacity. I thought this was interesting. It is insanely expensive, but I still found it interesting.



  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Small Fuel Cell

    Just wait till you need to buy a fuel cartridge. (non-refillable) And usually, the membrane only lasts a year after first startup.
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  • john pjohn p Solar Expert Posts: 814 ✭✭✭
    Re: Small Fuel Cell

    Mike what is the problem? just throw away and get another. Gee they only cost$5000 ea its not like there expensive to replace and you get 180 w hr from each charge. Thats very good news.
    You probably now find many people using them in multiples instead of ugly roof mounted solar cells.
  • keyturbocarskeyturbocars Solar Expert Posts: 375 ✭✭
    Re: Small Fuel Cell

    Haha. Yes, for the millionaire who has everything else and is just looking for something novel to spend their money on. A real bargain... 25W fuel cells for only $5000!
  • FrxddyFrxddy Solar Expert Posts: 113 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Small Fuel Cell

    One million four hundred thousand dollars for 7,000 watts. Just a tad over the 7K PV I'm about to install. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Small Fuel Cell
    I ran across this today accidently

    Wow, that's interesting. Comes to $200 per watt. What is it for photovoltaics now? 3$ per watt or less? But still, I'd love to own a fuel cell :D
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