Fuel Cells are clean, efficient, and reliable sources of power, electricity, and energy. Fuel Cells are an environmentally friendly technology that uses fuels efficiently.
Unlike solar energy that requires the sun, which isn’t guaranteed, fuel cells only require fuel, which is a readily available resource. Other comparisons can be made to wind turbines, which require wind, or geothermal sources that require heat energy from underground, or even hydroelectric plants that require rivers that depend solely on nature. Fuel is an always-available resource, thus making fuel cells a reliable way to create energy.
Components of Fuel Cells
Fuel cells combine fuel with oxygen to produce electricity and heat (from 800ºC to 1000ºC or 1475ºF to 1830ºF). The fuel cell is made up of an anode, cathode, and electrolyte. The material used and the design of the supporting structure of the electrolyte determines the type and performance of the fuel cell.
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