Plug Power has opened a new 38,400 square foot facility in Clifton Park, New York.

This manufacturing expansion is driven by the hydrogen (H2) and fuel cell company’s continued strong top line growth in its core markets.

This new facility provides the expanded manufacturing capacity required for Plug Power products to meet the rapidly growing demands of the H2 fuel cell industry.

“The ongoing innovation in clean energy and the enterprising nature of the great people of upstate New York are closely tied as we move into the next phase of H2 fuel cell adoption,” said Andy Marsh, CEO, Plug Power.

“As Plug Power continues to grow both its customer base and corporate family, opening the Clifton Park facility was an easy decision. We’re confident that our technology solutions coupled with the proven ingenuity, deep pool of engineering talent, and the unsurpassed work ethic of people in the capital region will make this expansion a great success.”

Congressman Paul Tonko will attend the facility’s grand opening tomorrow and speak to the continued growth of the capital region as a leading technology centre and the positive impact Plug Power has on the local community.

He commented, “Plug Power is staking their value and future on the intellect, work ethic and talent right here in the capital region. In my opinion, there is no better place to invest in the clean energy economy. We continue to grow as an epicentre of invention and innovation.”

“In the nation’s capital, I joined my colleagues to successfully extend the fuel cell investment tax credit and will continue to fight to enable new, abundant and clean technology to power our tomorrow.”

“I congratulate Plug Power and applaud the state of New York for recognising the importance this sector plays to our growth and new job opportunities.”

Performance-based tax credits through the Excelsior Jobs Program from New York State and Empire State Development played a large part is making this opening possible and Plug Power is grateful to the group’s continued support of its mission to drive renewed vigour into the capital region both in terms of job creation and the inspiration of clean energy innovations.

The grand opening of the Clifton Park facility further underscores the company’s commitment to positioning the capital region as a leading edge “H2 city”, an epicentre of innovation for alternative energy technologies, Plug Power explained in a press release.

Performance-based tax credits through the Excelsior Jobs Program from New York State and Empire State Development played a large part is making this opening possible and Plug Power is grateful to the group’s continued support of its mission to drive renewed vigour into the capital region both in terms of job creation and the inspiration of clean energy innovations.

“As Plug Power grows we are expanding our manufacturing capacity to meet the demand of our core material handling market as well as prepare for the rapidly developing on-road vehicle market. Increasing capacity for our cutting edge ProGen line of on-road H2 engines was a key part of this strategic decision,” said Keith Schmid, Chief Operating Officer, Plug Power. “The expansion of Plug Power’s manufacturing capability through this new facility enables us to deliver on that promise.”