Severe weather-related disasters are occurring with increased frequency, and fuel cells have come to the rescue for many supermarkets, providing emergency power to avoid major food spoilage. Storms are difficult enough to contend with, but being able to keep stores open for people affected by storms can be an essential service for those who don’t have power or adequate quantities of food and other emergency supplies.
Companies using Doosan fuel cells for retail operations include:
- Whole Foods, to keep its coolers operating during Hurricane Irene and furnish a source of food and other items for local residents.
- Price Chopper to meet 60% of their energy needs in a 69,000 ft2 concept store and pharmacy in New York.
- Albertsons in San Diego.
- Stop & Shop in Connecticut