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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Adds Fuel Cell Power Plant


SAN DIEGO—FuelCell Energy Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-clean power generation plants for commercial and industrial customers, announced an additional 500-kilowatt Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plant installation at Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

This increases Starwood’s commitment to base load heat and power from DFC power plants to 2.25 megawatts at four hotels in California, New Jersey and New York.

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina’s original installation of 1 MW of DFC power generation at its East Tower has been increased by 500 kW with a second installation at its West Tower. The fuel cells will supply base load electricity for the 1,044-room hotel while the heat byproduct will be used for the hotel’s pools.

The two separate fuel cell installations at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina will generate a total of 1.5 MW onsite. This will be the largest commercial fuel cell installation in the United States. Starwood will purchase the electricity and heat output from the DFC power plants under a long-term power purchase agreement.

For more information, go to FuelCell Energy Inc.