2007 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The fuel cell industry, which has experienced continued increases in sales, is an emerging clean energy industry with the potential for significant growth in the stationary, portable, and transportation sectors. Fuel cells produce electricity in a highly efficient electrochemical process from a variety of fuels with low to zero emissions. This report describes data compiled in 2008 on trends in the fuel cell industry for 2007 with some comparison to two previous years. The report begins with a discussion of worldwide trends in units shipped and financing for the fuel cell industry for 2007. It continues by focusing on the North American and U.S. markets. After providing this industry-wide overview, the report identifies trends for each of the major fuel cell applications -- stationary power, portable power, and transportation -- including data on the range of fuel cell technologies -- polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), alkaline fuel cell (AFC), molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC), and direct-methanol fuel cell (DMFC) -- used for these applications.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-46023

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102009-2865


  • clean energy
  • financing
  • fuel cells
  • fuel cells
  • fuels
  • hydrogen
  • null
  • portable power
  • stationary power
  • technologies
  • technologies program
  • transportation


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