SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER of the AMERICAN HYDROGEN ASSOCIATION
Fuel cells have struggled to find markets for two fundamental reasons. One is the limited availability of hydrogen fuel and the second has been the high capitol cost of fuel cells. Foe high tempo fork lift operation the fuel cell is much more effective than the older battery power.
CURRENT INDUSTRIAL FUEL CELL COST EFFECTIVE USES
The second major market for fuel cells is for telco backup. A tank of hydrogen and a fuel cell can sit indefinitely without maintenance, waiting for the rare power outage, again displacing the older battery systems.