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11.04.13 23:47

6384 Postings, 4420 Tage Winner2010aus

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLD) today announced shipment of its 500th methanol-fuelled telecom backup power system, since the Company expanded its product line in August 2012. Ballard is strongly positioned as the leader in the fuel cell sector for telecom backup power systems, offering both ElectraGen?-ME liquid fuelled methanol systems as well as ElectraGen?-H2 gaseous hydrogen fuelled systems.

Larry Stapleton, Ballard Vice President of Sales said, "This milestone highlights the growing traction we have been experiencing over the past two quarters with our telecom customers in key growth markets around the world."

In regions such as Southeast Asia and South Africa, where Ballard is actively engaged, electricity grids can be unreliable. As a result, telecom networks are vulnerable to frequent grid outages, impacting continuity of service to subscribers. In these situations, lead acid batteries and diesel generators are not necessarily a practical or financially attractive means of providing backup power, whereas fuel cell systems can offer a reliable, economic alternative in addition to being a clean energy solution.

In these and other geographies, beyond grid unreliability, power disruptions also occur as the result of natural disasters and extreme weather conditions. For instance, in the span of a few years, there have been numerous earthquakes in various parts of Asia, a catastrophic tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean and U.S. The resulting power disruptions from such events cause service outages in communication networks at critical times. This reality is putting a higher focus on the need for extended duration backup power solutions in telecom networks, which in turn is leading to a heightened interest in fuel cell systems, a proven solution for extended duration backup power.

This heightened interest has translated into growing demand for fuel cell telecom backup power solutions, both gaseous hydrogen fuelled as well as liquid methanol fuelled. In 2012 Ballard shipped approximately 400 ElectraGen? backup power systems, comprised of 240 methanol fuelled and 160 hydrogen fuelled. Demand growth has continued in 2013 and, with an additional 260 methanol-fuelled systems in Q1 2013, Ballard has now shipped the Company's 500th methanol fuelled system, since the expansion of its product line to include ElectraGen?-ME last August.

Methanol is a readily available fuel that maximizes flexibility for siting and supporting a fuel cell system, such as the ElectraGen?-ME. The ElectraGen-ME system has an integrated fuel reformer that converts HydroPlus? (a methanol-water liquid fuel mixture) into hydrogen gas to power the fuel cell system. Ballard's products are being sold through distribution partners that include Nokia Siemens Networks, Motorola, Cascadiant, Azure, Inala Technologies and Precision Power and Air.

About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy fuel cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications. Products deliver incomparable performance, durability and versatility. To learn more about Ballard, please visit

This release contains forward-looking statements concerning market developments for our products, competitive advantage over incumbent solutions and corresponding value propositions for our customers. These forward-looking statements reflect Ballard's current expectations as contemplated under section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any such forward-looking statements are based on Ballard's assumptions relating to its financial forecasts and expectations regarding its product development efforts, manufacturing capacity, and market demand.

These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause Ballard's actual results to be materially different, including general economic and regulatory changes, detrimental reliance on third parties, successfully achieving our business plans and achieving and sustaining profitability. For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors that could affect Ballard's future performance, please refer to Ballard's most recent Annual Information Form. Readers should not place undue reliance on Ballard's forward-looking statements and Ballard assumes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward looking statements, other than as required under applicable legislation.  

12.04.13 07:49

3656 Postings, 6485 Tage Bäcker33@winner

Dag, that is why all other fuel cell companies are going to have it rough over the next few years because FCEL is the only company getting high volume production over a long period of time. Cars are still years away and telecom is just not large enough to support high volume (at least not yet) as mos sales are for back up use only. Utility and mass generation applications are where fuel cells have to start as utilities only focus of business is energy which makes them the largest potential customers. FCEL is the only one that I think is approaching the correct path to profitability. All other fuel cell companies are still just mostly developmental companies. Ballard is a prime example where they are diluting their efforts trying to cater to the telecom industry and the auto industry at once. You have to go all in with one segment and try and mass produce efficiently instead of spreading your market base thin buy trying to cater to several different type of customers. It is the only negative thought I had about FCEL getting in with Microsoft. If FCEL gets too involved and Microsoft doesn't place large enough orders over a long enough period of time then FCEL might spread themselves thin instead of focusing on their bread and butter (i.e. utilities). Big names by themselves don't mean anything. Look at PLUG. Big name customers galore and they still nose dived as they could never get mass production achieved as demand was to sporadic where as utilities can buy big projects over a long period of time which allows leverage with suppliers to lower costs. Less  

12.04.13 19:15

545 Postings, 3597 Tage Beautyboy1982Warum fällt Ballard?

Normal muss die doch nach oben gehen...


12.04.13 19:46

323 Postings, 3724 Tage Toto85Verkauft nur... Ich sammelt günstig ein...

Ich werd alllllllle einsammeln... Das lass ich mit nicht entgehen.  

12.04.13 20:24

10342 Postings, 4826 Tage kalleariChart

zeigt die fallenden Messer. Mal schaun, was an der 200 Tagelinie passiert.  

12.04.13 22:54

2516 Postings, 3372 Tage pregodie Aktie ist wohl deswegen

17.04.13 14:43

3656 Postings, 6485 Tage Bäcker33neuer Auftrag der Megawatt klasse

FuelCell Energy Announces Megawatt-Class Power Plant Order From Hartford Steam for Installation at a Hospital in Connecticut
Datum : 17/04/2013 @ 14h30
Quelle : GlobeNewswire Inc.
Name : Fuelcell Energy, Inc. (MM) (FCEL)
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FuelCell Energy Announces Megawatt-Class Power Plant Order From Hartford Steam for Installation at a Hospital in Connecticut
Fuelcell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL)
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1.4 megawatt power plant to be installed by the end of 2013
Project completed under State of Connecticut's multi-year LREC program

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced the sale of a megawatt-class fuel cell power plant for installation at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford Steam Company, owned by Energenic of Mays Landing, New Jersey, purchased the fuel cell power plant and will sell the ultra-clean electricity and steam generated by the power plant to Hartford Hospital under a long term energy purchase agreement (EPA) that will result in savings to the Hospital. Excess heat not used by the hospital will be supplied to the district heating system in Hartford that is owned and operated by Hartford Steam and serves the Learning Corridor Corporation, a magnet school system.

"The ability of the fuel cell power plant to produce both electricity and steam from the same unit of fuel supports the attractive economics of this installation," said Derek Rudd, President, Hartford Steam Company. "We are interested in diversifying our combined heat and power generation portfolio and the low emission profile of this on-site power plant supports our sustainability and green initiatives."

Hartford Hospital, with 867 beds for patient care, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. The EPA structure will allow the hospital to benefit from ultra-clean on-site power as well as recognize cost savings from the high efficiency of the fuel cell power plant.

"Our power plants are easy to site due to their clean air profile, quiet operations, relatively modest space requirements, and continuous power production," said Ben Toby, Vice President Eastern Region and International Sales, FuelCell Energy, Inc. "Our fuel cell power plants are well suited for supporting district energy systems such as the Hartford Steam system as they are scalable to create multi-megawatt large co-generation systems."

Over one year of power production, the fuel cell power plant is expected to prevent the emission of more than 57,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide (NOx), a pollutant that causes smog, as well as preventing the emission of more than 128,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide (SOx) and more than 3,000 pounds of particulate matter (PM) compared to conventional combustion-based power generation. The high efficiency of the fuel cell power generation process significantly reduces CO2 emissions compared to combustion-based power generation and the combined heat and power (CHP) configuration further drives efficiency. The power plant is expected to prevent the emission of more than 6,700 tons of CO2 over the course of one year when compared to conventional combustion-based power generation, which is equivalent to removing more than 1,200 cars from the road.

The 1.4 megawatt DFC1500® fuel cell power plant will be located immediately adjacent to the hospital, occupying only about 2,250 square feet, which is minimal for renewable power generation. By comparison, 1.4 MW of solar power requires approximately 200 times greater space than the fuel cell power plant. 1.4 megawatts of power production is adequate to power approximately 1,400 average Connecticut homes.

The project owner, Hartford Steam, is eligible to receive renewable energy credit payments for each megawatt hour of power produced under the State of Connecticut LREC program due to the high efficiency and virtual lack of pollutants from the fuel cell power plant. Connecticut has created a number of long term programs and objectives to drive deployment of clean distributed generation, including the authorization of renewable energy credits for low-emissions technologies such as fuel cells. The two major electric utilities in the State administer the $300 million dollar, 15 year program, choosing eligible technologies based on submitted bid valuations for the RECs. The long-term nature of the multiyear REC program makes it attractive to owners and project investors as it provides them with certainty of economic returns. An overview of the LREC program published by the electric utility administrators in 2012 is available by clicking here.

Direct FuelCells® (DFC®) electrochemically convert a fuel source into electricity and heat in a highly efficient process that emits virtually no pollutants due to the absence of combustion. DFC power plants are fuel flexible, capable of operating on natural gas, renewable biogas or directed biogas. The Hartford Hospital installation will operate on natural gas. Total efficiency of up to 90 percent can be achieved by a CHP-configured DFC power plant, depending on the application. High efficiency reduces fuel costs and carbon emissions and producing both electricity and heat from the same unit of fuel can reduce the use of combustion based boilers used for heating, further reducing costs and the emission of pollutants.  

The distributed generation attribute of fuel cells provides continuous power at the point of use, easing congestion of the transmission grid and enhancing power reliability. Customers include utilities that incrementally add power generation throughout their service network as well as municipal, industrial and government power users that value virtually emission-free on-site power generation.

About Hartford Steam

Hartford Steam Company owns and operates two district energy systems that heat and cool more than 60 buildings totaling approximately 14 million square feet in Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford Steam, founded in 1962 and purchased by Energenic in 2012, serves 85 percent of the downtown Hartford area Class A office space. Energenic specializes in the comprehensive design, development, construction and operation of large-scale energy projects. For more information, visit

About FuelCell Energy

Direct FuelCell® power plants are generating ultra-clean, efficient and reliable power at more than 50 locations worldwide. With more than 300 megawatts of power generation capacity installed or in backlog, FuelCell Energy is a global leader in providing ultra-clean baseload distributed generation to utilities, industrial operations, universities, municipal water treatment facilities, government installations and other customers around the world. The Company's power plants have generated more than 1.5 billion kilowatt hours of ultra-clean power using a variety of fuels including renewable biogas from wastewater treatment and food processing, as well as clean natural gas. For more information, please visit our website at

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This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company's plans and expectations regarding the continuing development, commercialization and financing of its fuel cell technology and business plans. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause such a difference include, without limitation, whether the Company is able to reach definitive agreements on the terms contemplated in the memorandums of agreement with POSCO Energy, general risks associated with product development, manufacturing, changes in the regulatory environment, customer strategies, potential volatility of energy prices, rapid technological change, competition, and the Company's ability to achieve its sales plans and cost reduction targets, as well as other risks set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statement to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Direct FuelCell, DFC, DFC/T, DFC-H2 and FuelCell Energy, Inc. are all registered trademarks of FuelCell Energy, Inc. DFC-ERG is a registered trademark jointly owned by Enbridge, Inc. and FuelCell Energy, Inc.

CONTACT: FuelCell Energy, Inc.
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17.04.13 20:35

487 Postings, 5305 Tage first moverQuartalszahlen Ende April


Sind da irgendwelche Überraschungen zu erwarten?

Die Kursentwicklung macht nicht so richtig Hoffnung


30.04.13 13:41

3656 Postings, 6485 Tage Bäcker33vieleicht werden

wir dann in Zunkunft sehn wie Stromkonzerne sich Kläranlagen und Mülldeponien kaufen:)  

30.04.13 14:48

3656 Postings, 6485 Tage Bäcker33Verizon

Verizon to Invest $100 Million on U.S. Solar and Fuel Cell Plan
Article from Bloomberg:  

07.05.13 17:59

95 Postings, 3186 Tage holdunowVW kooperiert mit Ballard

VW "arbeitet" seit Jahren an einer eigenen Brennstoffzellentechnologie (ähnlich Ford und Daimler). Sie sind auch ein ganzen Stück vorangekommen. Doch sind die Probleme derart komplex, dass man sich klugerweise mit anderen "Könnern" zusammentun will oder muss. Da ist den VW-Leuten aufgefallen, dass es Ballard Power Systems (BPS) gibt, die ein hohes FuE-Potential haben. Das muss für ein Weltunternehmen wie VW so interessant gewesen sein, dass sie kürzlich mit BPS einen Kooperationsvertrag zur forcierten Entwicklung von Brennstoffzellen für Autoantriebe abgeschlossen haben!!! Das Finanzierungsvolumen ist - so weit ich sehe - nicht veröffentlicht worden. Es liegt dem Vernehmen nach bei weit mehr als 50 Mio CAN-Dollar. Manche reden sogar von 100 Mio CAN$. Die Kooperation ist zunächst auf 4 Jahre festgelegt. Falls man bis dahin nicht fertig wird, kann die Zusammenarbeit verlängert werden - wohl auch unter weiteren Zahlungen seitens VW.

1.  Wenn VW mit BPS kooperiert und so viel Geld in die Hand nimmt, dann handelt es sich bei BPS wohl nicht um eine unbedeutende Klitsche (Daimler und Ford kooperieren ebenfalls mit BPS).
2.   Wer in den 3-Monatschart hineingeht, der kann auch den etwaigen Zeitpunkt der Kooperationsvereinbarung VW-BPS ablesen: erste Hälfte des März! Da haben nämlich Insider gekauft und den Kurs hochgetrieben. Diese Insider haben sich saturiert, kurz darauf die Gewinne mitgenommen, und so lief der Kurs gen Süden. Seit Mitte April geht es langsam, aber stetig gen Norden, denn inzwischen haben auch einige Börsenbriefe diesen "Braten" gerochen und empfehlen BPS. Dass die Käufe über diesen Weg etwas länger dauern, liegt m.E. daran, dass Empfehlungen in Börsenbriefen so ekelhaft aufdringlich daherkommen, dass ein erfahrener Investor immer sehr vorsichtig agieren wird. Aber sie beobachten den empfohlenen Wert und steigen irgenwann dann ein - oder auch nicht.

3.  Diese Fakten und meine eigenen Überlegungen haben mich zum Investor bei BPS gemacht. Und nun denke ich, dass ich die nächsten vier Jahre damit gutes Geld verdienen kann.

Das als individuelle Meinung eine langjährigen Investors.  

10.05.13 12:20

1056 Postings, 4315 Tage wamu2009@ all

By BRIAN DOWLING, The Hartford Courant

8:55 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2013

BRIDGEPORT ? The fuel cell floated off the truck rig Wednesday morning, its massive weight aided by the skyward pull of a crane. Its delivery is the first of ten that will populate this city's new fuel cell park and deliver clean power to thousands of homes.

The Bridgeport fuel cell park, which was dedicated Friday at a ground breaking ceremony with state and local officials, is the second largest in the world. The largest, also by FuelCell Energy, generates four times more power and is under construction thousands of miles away in South Korea.

A convoy of vehicles surrounded the truck carrying the oversized fuel cell to Bridgeport from Danbury, where FuelCell Energy Inc. ? the fuel cell's manufacturer ? is headquartered. To protect it from the rain, the giant cube-shaped fuel cell was wrapped in a green tarp that at times brushed along the leaves of particularly low trees.

The $65 million project will give a handful of neighborhoods here clean power that isn't shipped in by long transmission lines that risk failure during storms. It's footprint occupies 1.7 acres of brownfield property adjacent to railroad tracks ? a well-placed site that avoided flooding when Hurricane Sandy hit last October.
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FuelCell Energy, which manufactures the fuel cells in Torrington, has its power systems scattered across the country, but mostly in California and Connecticut where electricity prices are high. Last year, Central Connecticut State University put one on its campus, its output only one-tenth of the Bridgeport project.

"In the United States, for us anyway, it is the first utility-scale project," Chip Bottone, the company's chief executive, said in an interview Tuesday.

That first is an important one for the firm, which employs about 500 people in the state. The large-scale projects like this one make it easier for the company to ramp up its production and close in on profitability ? something still eluding FuelCell Energy. So far, it's had success with larger "utility-scale" projects in South Korea, where the government there is pushing renewables.

The company expects the Bridgeport park to be operational by the end of the year.

Behind the 14.9 megawatt project is Dominion, one of the country's energy giants, which owns the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford and will also own the Bridgeport park. Bottone said that Dominon's vote of confidence in the project is a serious endorsement.

"With someone like Dominion coming into this, there's tremendous impact for replication," he said. "They're a tough sell."

Bottone said he's already seeing interest in similar projects in other states. In Connecticut, the company also has a number of other projects pending.

The company's fuel cells work by taking hydrogen out of natural gas ? which will be provided by Southern Connecticut Gas ? then combining that hydrogen with oxygen. That combination creates electricity, heat and water. The latter two, as steam, is processed through a turbine to make even more electrcity.

Those two companies aside, the project is a work of many more hands. Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating are involved, buying and delivering the power, respectively. Also, the state's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority is providing a $5.8 million loan for the project.

FuelCell Energy first proposed the project in 2008, as part of the state's Project 150, a legislative mandate to increase in-state clean energy by 150 megawatts. The Bridgeport project came in first in a round of proposals, but it almost didn't happen.

The recession hit, which complicated financing for the project. Also, standards for electric connections changed in the meantime, requiring some deep reworking. In the past year, though, FuelCell Energy tied up loose ends, and the project went forward.

David Kooris, the city's head of economic development, said that out of all the Project 150 projects ? of which many have failed to come about ? "the success of this one is testament to the fact that all the partners FuelCell Energy, Bridgeport and the state were willing to keep the idea going, knowing that it will have its time when the market would support it."

With the fuel cell park situated next to the railroad and not far from the highway, its great visibility for the city, Kooris said. "It's going to create a lot of exposure for the city and its investment opportunities."

Another perk: Like powering a chunk of Central Connecticut University with the on-site fuel cell, the Bridgeport site will work as a microgrid for part of the city, Bottone said. "We're basically putting the supply where the demand is, on a less than two-acre piece of land in the middle of a city."

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch called the project a "great example of public-private partnerships working together to create jobs, expand economic development and make our environment cleaner by producing virtually pollution-free electricity with a low carbon footprint."

Connecticut Light & Power signed an agreement to buy the power from the fuel cells for 15 years at $89 per megawatt hour. That cost will be subsidized by renewable energy credits, the type that solar or wind projects recieve, that it will be able to auction off to recoup costs. Connecticut's class-one credits currently pay just over $50 per megawatt hour.

Copyright © 2013, The Hartford Courant  

05.06.13 14:52

323 Postings, 3724 Tage Toto85Ab heute bin ich auch an Board...

Mal schauen wo die reise hingeht...  

05.06.13 14:56

17202 Postings, 5441 Tage Minespecwo ? Bei Ballard, Fuelcell oder Hydrogenics ?

oder bei allen dreien ?
"Jeder ist seines Silber`s Schmied " (minespec)

05.06.13 14:57

17202 Postings, 5441 Tage Minespecfür mich die drei heißen Kandidaten

"Jeder ist seines Silber`s Schmied " (minespec)

05.06.13 15:14

323 Postings, 3724 Tage Toto85Bei Ballard, Ceramic, Plug Power

Ich verkaufe nichts... Erst wenn die richtig explodieren. Und selber... Wie sieht deine Taktik aus???  

06.06.13 05:51

579 Postings, 3239 Tage LoboMalo1,65$ nachbörslich im NASDAQ

 da muss es doch gestern Abend noch gute Nachrichten gegeben haben. FuelCell das erste Mal höher als Ballard - Sensation


06.06.13 06:01

579 Postings, 3239 Tage LoboMalotrotz Verlusten eine Steigerung des Umsatzes

 FuelCell Energy Reports Second Quarter Results and Business Highlights



  • Record quarterly revenue of $42 million
  • Annual production run-rate increased by 25 percent to 70 megawatts annually
  • Sale of 1.4 megawatt power plant for hospital application
  • Construction of multi-megawatt fuel cell parks on track in Connecticut and South Korea

DANBURY, Conn., June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today reported results for its second quarter ended April 30, 2013 along with an update on key business highlights.

Financial Results

FuelCell Energy (the Company) reported total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 of $42.4 million, an increase of 75 percent when compared to total revenues of $24.2 million for the second quarter of 2012. 

Product sales for the second quarter of 2013 totaled $34.4 million including $29.3 million of fuel cell kits and power plants, and $5.1 million of power plant component sales and installation services. For the comparable prior year period, product sales totaled $18.7 million including $14.3 million of fuel cell kits and power plants and $4.4 million of power plant component sales and installation services. The increase year-over-year reflects higher fuel cell kit sales combined with revenue from the Bridgeport fuel cell park project of approximately $8.9 million.  The Company increased its production rate during the second quarter of 2013 at the Torrington, Connecticut manufacturing facility, reaching an annual run-rate of 70 megawatts (MW) effective May 1, 2013.

Service and license revenues for the second quarter of 2013 totaled $4.1 million compared to $3.5 million for the comparable prior year period.    

Advanced technologies contract revenue was $4.0 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to $2.0 million for the second quarter of 2012 with the increase primarily due to solid oxide fuel cell development programs, particularly the unmanned aerial program with Boeing resulting from the acquisition of Versa Power Systems in the first quarter of 2013.  

Backlog totaled $410.0 million at April 30, 2013 compared to $181.4 million at April 30, 2012.

  • Product sales backlog was $238.1 million at April 30, 2013 compared to $89.3 million at April 30, 2012. The 122 MW fuel cell kit order by POSCO Energy in October 2012 and the 14.9 MW Bridgeport fuel cell park project account for the increase in product sales backlog year-over-year. Product backlog in megawatts totaled 139.5 MW at April 30, 2013 compared to 52.4 MW at April 30, 2012.
  • Service backlog was $157.8 million at April 30, 2013 compared to $78.4 million at April 30, 2012 with the addition of the Bridgeport fuel cell park service contract accounting for a significant portion of the growth year-over-year.
  • Advanced technologies contracts backlog was $14.1 million at April 30, 2013 compared to $13.8 million at April 30, 2012.    

The gross profit generated in the second quarter of 2013 totaled $2.3 million compared to a gross profit of $0.2 million generated in the second quarter of 2012. The second quarter 2013 gross margin of 5.5 percent benefitted from a sales mix that included complete power plants and installation services along with fuel cell kits.

Loss from operations for the second quarter of 2013 was $7.2 million compared to $7.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. Administrative and selling expenses increased in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012, due to increased business development activity in the European market and fully consolidating Versa Power Systems.  

Net loss to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2013 totaled $8.2 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to $9.1 million or $0.06 per basic and diluted share in the second quarter of 2012. 

Year-to-Date 2013

For the six months ended April 30, 2013, the Company reported revenue of $78.8 million compared to $55.5 million for the prior year period. Product sales were $63.4 million compared to $44.8 million for the prior year period. Service agreement and license revenues were $9.1 million compared to $6.9 million for the prior year period. Advanced technologies contract revenues totaled $6.3 million, compared to $3.8 million for the prior year period.

For the six months ended April 30, 2013, the Company's gross profit was approximately breakeven compared to a gross profit of $2.3 million for the six months ended April 30, 2012. A charge of approximately $2.1 million was incurred in the first quarter of 2013 related to a select number of fuel cell stacks requiring repair, which negatively impacted financial results for the six months ended April 30, 2013 compared to the prior year period.

Loss from operations for the six months ended April 30, 2013 was $18.3 million, compared to $13.2 million for the six months ended April 30, 2012. The change year-over-year includes the impact of increased business development activity in the USA and European markets and fully consolidating Versa Power Systems.  

Net loss to common shareholders for the six months ended April 30, 2013 was $20.6 million or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, or $15.8 million or $0.11 per basic and diluted share for the prior year period.   

Cash and cash equivalents

Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash was $71.7 million at April 30, 2013.  Net cash used in the quarter of $14.6 million consisted primarily of a use of working capital tied to the growth of the business and power plant construction activities.

During the quarter, the Company closed on a new long-term loan agreement with the Connecticut Clean Energy and Finance Investment Authority (CEFIA) totaling $5.9 million in support of the Bridgeport project.  Advances under the loan agreement during the second quarter totaled $2.6 million partially off-setting working capital usage. Capital spending for the second quarter of 2013 was $1.2 million and depreciation expense was $1.0 million.

Business Highlightsand Strategy Execution

Operations update

The annual production run-rate at the Torrington, Connecticut production facility was increased to 70 MW as of May 1, 2013 to meet backlog. The change in production levels represented an increase of 25 percent from the production levels of 56 MW annually maintained during the second quarter of 2013.

Engineering and assembly of fuel cell power plants commenced at the FuelCell Energy Solutions manufacturing facility in Germany during the second quarter of 2013.

Installations Update

"In conjunction with our customer, Dominion, we co-hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Bridgeport fuel cell park last month to showcase our clean and efficient product solutions to government officials and the local community and to say that the project is on schedule and on budget," said Chip Bottone, President and Chief Executive Officer, FuelCell Energy, Inc.

The first two fuel cell modules have been delivered to the Bridgeport fuel cell park with subsequent deliveries scheduled during the summer and early fall. The inter-connection work to connect the fuel cell park to the electric grid via three substations is more than 90 percent complete. Module manufacturing and conditioning is on schedule and the fuel cell park is expected to deliver full power by the end of calendar year 2013. 

Construction of the 59 MW fuel cell park in Hwasung City, South Korea by POSCO Energy continues to progress with twelve of the 2.8 MW DFC3000 power plants on site and the remaining nine plants to be delivered during the summer and early fall. Commissioning has begun for the initial power plant installations. The fuel cell park will be brought to full power by the end of 2013 or early 2014.

In Europe, the fuel cell power plant purchased by The Crown Estate and installed inside the Regent Street mixed-use office/residential/retail complex in central London, England is undergoing commissioning. Construction of both the 20 Fenchurch office tower in London and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research government complex in Berlin, Germany is progressing. The fuel cell power plant for the Berlin installation is being assembled at the FuelCell Energy Solutions manufacturing facility in Germany.

Market Update

"I am very encouraged about the order outlook for our power plants based on customer discussions including utilities and on-site power users," said Mr. Bottone, "Near-term order volume exists in California, Connecticut and New Jersey as well as Germany and potentially a few other European countries."

A 1.4 MW DFC1500® power plant was sold during the second quarter of 2013 for installation at a hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. The power plant will be configured for combined heat and power with the heat being supplied to both the hospital and a nearby school. Clean, quiet and modest space requirements enable placement of FuelCell Energy power plants in urban locations such as next to hospitals. The project is part of the State of Connecticut Low-emission Renewable Energy Credit (LREC) program.

The Company has approximately 18 megawatts of approved projects under the Connecticut Project 150 program. Legislation was recently approved that extended the required start-date of these projects by 24 months. The required start dates now range from May 2015 to September 2015. Construction of the Bridgeport fuel cell park, a CT150 project, and the associated job creation supported the extension request. The Company is seeking project investors to purchase and own the power plants. Similar to the Bridgeport fuel cell park, the Company is developing the projects, will provide the fuel cell power plants, and expects to provide installation/Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services, and then operate and maintain the plants over the term of the power purchase agreement. 


26.11.13 05:07

2310 Postings, 6127 Tage Energiealso politischer Wille ist schon mal da

auch diese Heizsaison werden wieder Gasmengen verheizt die zur Stromerzeugung nütze wären ...und das im GIGAWATT bereich ..und gleicheitig einen Backbone
für die erneuerbren Energien bilden könnten .NRW ghet hier voraus
auch die vielbescholten Frau Kraft .
Usle timilai kati tiryo?

06.10.14 15:26

2516 Postings, 3372 Tage pregolesen!

Global Fuel Cells Market to be Worth US$910.3 Million by 2018 By Transparency Market Research  

06.10.14 15:39

14689 Postings, 4082 Tage falke2und einer mehr.....

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06.10.14 19:34

1185 Postings, 3234 Tage euroxxxwie gehts weiter. ..

Das blödeste was hier passieren kann, dass wir in 4 Jahren noch immer auf den gleichen Kurs wie heute herumhängen und jammern, weshalb nichts weitergeht....

Dass die Umwelt jeden wurscht ist, wissen wir bereits - jetzt oder seit 2-3 Monaten wissen wir auch, dass Fracking den Erdölpreis enorm in die Tiefe drückt ...

Jetzt wird's interessant wie Obama sein Doppelspiel weiterspielt ...

x) Fracking abdrehen und wieder normale Energiepreise vorfinden - oder Fracking noch 10 jahre laufen lassen, und auf die alternativen pfeiffen ...

beides kann passieren, real wird's das zweitere sein, da viel Lobbyismus bzw. viel Macht und Geld dort drinnen hängt ...

Ich denke die einzig große Chance, dass sich hier etwas bewegen könnte, wären enorme reaktionen der Umwelt, MassenOrkane, permanente Sommertemperaturen über 40C, massenhafte Überschwemmungen ... - die Politik müsste damit so einen extremen Druck bekommen, dass sie ihren allerwertest hebt, sonst wird sich sicherlich nix tun ...

ja vielleicht werden noch 50 Gabelstapler mit Brennstoffzellen versorgt, Kleingeschäft, dass vor 2 Jahren Hoffnungen schürte, aber heutige Inverstoren auch nicht mehr beeindruckt.

06.10.14 20:01

1789 Postings, 4031 Tage thomas14meiner...

...bescheidenen meinung nach ist fracking nur das pfeifen aus dem letzten loch. das öl wird definitiv knapp werden. vermutlich ist es knapper als uns gesagt wird. klar gibts noch reserven, doch diese zu erschließen wird immer aufwändiger und somit teurer.  

07.10.14 01:04

165 Postings, 2674 Tage flovisUmwelt??

"Dass die Umwelt jeden wurscht ist, wissen wir bereits - jetzt oder seit 2-3 Monaten wissen wir auch, dass Fracking den Erdölpreis enorm in die Tiefe drückt ..."

Die Frage ist dann aber wieso Tesla wieder so anzieht. Es hieß ja hier bereits Tesla zieht Ballard,Fuelcell und Co. zu unrecht mit runter. Nun geht Tesla aber wieder rasant hoch. Ballard aber nicht. Wie kann das dann am Erdöl liegen? Wieso ist denn die Tesla-Aktie wieder so gefragt aber Ballard schaffts nichtmehr hoch. Fehlt der Hype? Ist das der einzige Grund?

Und wieso stürzt die VW Aktie sosehr ab? Minus 25 % dieses Jahr? Die sollten doch Vorteile haben durchs billige Öl. Zumindest sollte die Aktie einigermaßen konstant sein.

Meiner Meinung nach werden Ballard, Fuelcell wie auch VW zu unrecht massiv runtergedrückt. Es geht garnicht um Öl oder nicht. Es geht nur um Interessen und Machtspielchen bei den Leuten mit der fetten Kohle. Die können alles runter oder hochtreiben wenn sie nur wollen.


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