US Patent No: 6,510,369

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Residential load shedding

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A system includes a fuel cell subsystem, switches and a controller. The fuel cell subsystem is adapted to provide power that is capable of being consumed by residential loads, and the fuel cell subsystem is sized to provide power up to a first power threshold that is less than a maximum power threshold that is capable of being consumed by the residential loads. The controller is adapted to determine the power that is consumed by the residential loads and based on the determined power, operate the switches to selectively regulate electrical connections between the residential loads and the fuel cell subsystem to keep the power approximately below the first power threshold.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PLUG POWER INC.LATHAM, NY128

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lacy, Robert A Scotia, NY 7 152

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