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Title: Backup Power Cost of Ownership Analysis and Incumbent Technology Comparison

This cost of ownership analysis identifies the factors impacting the value proposition for fuel cell backup power and presents the estimated annualized cost of ownership for fuel cell backup power systems compared with the incumbent technologies of battery and diesel generator systems. The analysis compares three different backup power technologies (diesel, battery, and fuel cell) operating in similar circumstances in four run time scenarios (8, 52, 72, and 176 hours).
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1163435
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5400-60732
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 08 HYDROGEN; FUEL CELL BACKUP POWER; FUEL CELLS; HYDROGEN; COST OF OWNERSHIP; TECHNOLOGY VALIDATION