This is what our quasi environmental activists should be paying
attention to rather than hugely expensive and short lived wind
turbines or heavily subsidized Chinese solar panels.
Jan. 02--A year ago, the vacant lot was a postage stamp reminder
of Bridgeport's industrial past. At various times, the nearly 2
acres held factories owned by Bryant Electric, CBS Corp. and
Now, it's home to the second-largest fuel cell park in the
Completed late last week by FuelCell Energy Inc., the largest
publicly traded fuel cell manufacturer in the world, the
15-megawatt system is sending enough electricity to power about
15,000 homes. The site, once shot through by more than a century's
worth of industrial contaminants, has become a strong example of
how to build new energy projects, doing so using mostly private
"It is a beautiful facility," Chip Bottone, the Danbury
company's chief executive, said in an interview Thursday. "It is
attracting interest from all over the world," arousing the
curiosity of businesses and public officials from Japan, South
Korea and Germany.
The $65 million project ran into its share of obstacles since it
was chosen in a state clean-power program in 2008 called Project
150. Recession economics made the financing difficult. Technical
issues required reworking certain aspects.
But in December 2012, all the pieces fell into place. The
Dominion power company...