Fuel cells have been the next big thing for – well – awhile now. These just-short-of-clean-and-renewable electro-chemical energy sources that turn hydrogen and oxygen into electric power and heat, (or run motor vehicles) are an industry Connecticut has prided itself in developing, if not leading the world.
Bridgeport --?There's little to suggest that the five large, white-painted steel boxes and a collection of pipes near the railroad tracks was one of the most astonishing developments in clean energy in Connecticut in 2013. The only hint are these words lettered on each box: FuelCell Energy –- Ultra-clean, Efficient, Reliable Power
The state Bond Commission is expected to approve more than $229.3 million in borrowing for dozens of projects Thursday, including a $1.4 million low-interest loan for a fuel cell company that reduced its workforce by 39 percent last March.