FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL)
FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) shares gained 4.52% in Friday’s trading session as short interest on the stock continued to drop. Over the past two weeks, short interest has dropped by 3.3% and currently accounts for 7.2% of the company’s total float.
Fuel Cell Technology
FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) has been on an impressive run – since June it has gained more than 100% in market value. However, for the full year, the stock is up by 15%. The stock is currently trading in an uptrend.
Growth in popularity of the company’s fuel cell technology appears to have strengthened investors’ confidence in the company’s long-term prospects. The technology utilizes a chemical reaction to convert a fuel source to electricity. Given its benefits and the fact that it is eco-friendly, the U.S Defense Department has started to use the technology.
General Motors has started working with the U.S army to develop fuel cell electric vehicles as the race to reduce dependence on conventional fuel gathers momentum. The rise in popularity of this technology has resulted in fuel cell producers like FuelCell attracting big contracts from customers across various sectors.
FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) has since entered into a power purchase agreement with the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. The agreement is for the supply of power to the U.S Navy Submarine Base in Groton. The 7.4MW clean power is to be generated from the company’s two SureSource 400TM power plants.
The power project will ensure the U.S Navy has long-term cost-effective power for powering critical infrastructure. The fuel cell plants are also to be configured for grid-independent operations.
“Our fuel cell solutions are compelling as their predictable and clean power generation profile meets resiliency and environmental goals simultaneously. Additionally, this project is structured so that the U.S. Navy enjoys the many benefits of clean on-site power generation while continuing to work with its local and trusted utility under a pay-as-power-is-produced model,” said CEO Chip Bottone.
Separately, FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL)’s SureSource 1500 fuel cell power plant operating on Anaerobic Digester Gas has received an important certification. The California Air Resources Board’s certification acknowledges the clean air profile of the solution, in facilitating air permitting process which reduces costs.
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