UTC Power, a unit of United Technologies, is a leader in developing and producing fuel cells that provide reliable, clean power generation.
The project involved installing a prototype fuel cell at the UTC Power headquarters in South Windsor, Connecticut. The fuel cell, which produces 400kW of clean energy, was used to supplement the electrical loads of the manufacturing facility, reducing the reliance on the utility grid. During periods of low energy consumption the excess electricity off the fuel cell was sold back to the utility company. Waste heat off the fuel cell was used for space heating in the manufacturing wing.