Hydrogen Fuel Cell School Field Trip
Piedmont Electric has a hydrogen fuel cell at our Hillsborough, NC facility where students can visit to see hydrogen generate electricity. As you know, fuel currently used to produce electricity includes coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and hydro for the majority of our generation. Of course we do get some electricity from solar, wind, landfill methane, and biomass but in smaller quantities than the traditional fuel resources. There is a lot of research going on to identify other fuel sources that can produce electricity on a scale that can one day replace some of our current fuel sources. If you are interested in visiting our hydrogen fuel cell demonstration unit to watch it produce electricity you can schedule a field trip to our facility.
The fuel cell has been made available through grants from the North Carolina Green Fund and Microcell Incorporated. The field trip curriculum includes a brief overview of how electricity is generated and delivered, a review of currently used fuel sources that generate electricity, history of fuel cells, hydrogen fuel cell generation and an electrical safety discussion. The presentation last approximately one hour depending upon questions and is designed for grades 6 through 12. The field trip is for a class with 30 students maximum in attendance.
Please contact us to learn more:
Community Relations Specialist