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Early Fuel Cell Market Demonstrations

Early fuel cell market demonstrations focus primarily on fuel cell backup power and prime power applications as well as material handling equipment (that is, fuel cell forklifts).

U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored demonstration projects support fuel cell market transformation activities and help foster the growth of fuel cell markets. The Department of Defense also funds such demonstration projects. NREL receives and analyzes operational data from these early fuel cell market demonstrations. By aggregating data across numerous industry teams and sites, NREL develops composite data products (CDPs), which provide relevant data results on the performance and status of fuel cell technologies without revealing proprietary information. These publicly available CDPs help the development community understand the current state of fuel cell technologies and identify areas for continued improvement. The CDPs also provide data metrics that can be used to make the business case for using fuel cells in these markets.

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Composite Data Products

View composite data products focusing on early fuel cell market demonstrations.

Publications

The following publications provide more information about NREL's evaluation of fuel cell early market demonstrations.

Material Handling Equipment Data Collection and Analysis: 2016 Review, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (June 2016)

Material Handling Equipment Data Collection and Analysis: 2015 Report, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report (December 2015)

Material Handling Equipment Data Collection and Analysis: 2015 Review, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (June 2015)

ARRA Material Handling Equipment Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 3 of 2014, NREL Composite Data Products (May 2015)

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Performance as Telecommunications Backup Power in the United States, NREL Technical Report (March 2015)

Forklift and Backup Power Data Collection and Analysis: 2014 Report, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report (November 2014)

Backup Power Cost of Ownership Analysis and Incumbent Technology Comparison, NREL Technical Report (September 2014)

Forklift and Backup Power Data Collection and Analysis: 2014 Review, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (June 2014)

Early Fuel Cell Market Deployments: ARRA and Combined (IAA, DLA, ARRA): Quarter 4 2013 Composite Data Products, NREL Composite Data Products (June 2014)

Spring 2014 Composite Data Products: Backup Power, NREL Composite Data Products (June 2014)

ARRA Material Handling Equipment Composite Data Products: Data Through Quarter 4 of 2013, NREL Composite Data Products (June 2014)

Forklift and Backup Power Data Collection and Analysis: 2013 Report, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report (December 2013)

Fall 2013 Composite Data Products—Backup Power, NREL Composite Data Products (December 2013)

U.S. Department of Energy-Funded Performance Validation of Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment, UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association Webinar (November 2013)

ARRA Material Handling Equipment Composite Data Products: Data through Quarter 2 of 2013, NREL Composite Data Products (November 2013)

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Performance in the Key Early Markets of Material Handling Equipment and Backup Power, 2013 Fuel Cell Seminar (October 2013)

Technology Validation of Fuel Cell Vehicles and Their Hydrogen Infrastructure, 2013 Fuel Cell Seminar (October 2013)

National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, NREL Fact Sheet (September 2013)

Early Fuel Cell Market Deployments: ARRA and Combined (IAA, DLA, ARRA)—Quarter 1 2013 Composite Data Products, NREL Composite Data Products (May 2013)

Forklift and Backup Power Data Collection and Analysis, DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (May 2013)

ARRA Material Handling Equipment Composite Data Products: Data Through Quarter 4 of 2012, NREL Composite Data Products (May 2013)

Spring 2013 Composite Data Products—Backup Power, NREL Composite Data Products (May 2013)

An Evaluation of the Total Cost of Ownership of Fuel Cell-Powered Material Handling Equipment, NREL Technical Report (April 2013)

Performance and Reliability of Fuel Cell Systems in the Field, Fuel Cell End Users' Forum (February 2013)

Early Fuel Cell Market Deployments: ARRA and Combined (IAA, DLA, ARRA)—Quarter 3 2012 Composite Data Products, NREL Composite Data Products (January 2013)

What We've Learned from 2.5 Years of Early Market Fuel Cell Operation, 2012 Fuel Cell Seminar (November 2012)

Hydrogen Storage Needs for Early Motive Fuel Cell Markets, NREL Technical Report (November 2012)

ARRA Material Handling Equipment Composite Data Products: Data Through Quarter 2 of 2012, NREL Composite Data Products (October 2012)

Fuel Cell Backup Power Technology Validation, 2012 International Telecommunications Energy Conference (October 2012)

Fall 2012 Composite Data Products: Backup Power, NREL Composite Data Products (October 2012)

ARRA MHE Composite Data Products for Data Through 2011 Q4, NREL Composite Data Products (April 2012)

Spring 2012 Composite Data Products—Backup Power, NREL Composite Data Products (April 2012)

Early Fuel Cell Market Deployments: ARRA and Combined (IAA, DLA, ARRA), Quarter 1 2012, Composite Data Products—Deployment, NREL Composite Data Products (March 2012)

Contact

If you are interested in working with NREL's National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, contact NREL's Technology Validation Team at techval@nrel.gov.

For more information about NREL's evaluation of fuel cell early market demonstrations, contact Chris Ainscough.