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Typically, fuel cells have a 40%-60% efficiency (compared with 25% for photovoltaic generators and 30% for coal-generation stations), which can climb to 85% if the exhaust heat is fully utilized. Fuel cells are the most energy-efficient devices for extracting power from fuels. Capable of running on a variety of fuels--including hydrogen, natural gas and biogas--fuel cells can provide clean power for applications ranging from less than a watt to multiple megawatts.
What You Need to Do
1Contact a fuel cell vendor to install a fuel cell system.
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