Plug Power Named to Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™
Plug Power Named to Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, November 21, 2016

Attributes 296 Percent Revenue Growth to Adoption of its GenKey Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions in the Industrial Electric Vehicle Market

LATHAM, N.Y.-- November 17, 2016 – Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, highlights that it has been named to Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™, a listing of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is based on percentage of revenue growth from fiscal year 2012 to 2015, and Plug Power grew by 296 percent during this period.

Plug Power’s chief executive officer, Andy Marsh, credited rapid adoption of the Company’s streamlined GenKey hydrogen fueling station and fuel cell solutions for industrial mobility customers to ongoing technological advancements that continue to reduce costs, improve performance and increase reliability.  These developments, coupled with Plug Power’s ability to provide a turnkey solution to a growing number of customers has enabled the Company’s most recent growth.

“The reality of hydrogen fuel cell power for electric vehicles is inevitable,” said Marsh. “We have a clear goal to continue this industry-leading growth in a profitable and sustainable fashion, targeting $500 million in sales within the next four to five years, and believe we have the markets, customers and products to make that goal a reality. We are both pleased and honored to be included in the Deloitte 2016 Technology Fast 500."

Plug Power’s GenKey solutions power more electric vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells than any other company in the world.  Today, the Company has the unmatched experience of more than 13,000 GenDrive fuel cell systems operating in industrial vehicles with Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, Home Depot and BMW. Plug Power’s performance, knowledge, and experience are second to none with more than 122 million operating hours in the field, and growing. Additionally, since the product’s launch in 2014, Plug Power’s GenFuel hydrogen fueling stations have performed nearly 4 million electric vehicle refuelings.

“Plug Power’s proven results, leadership, ingenuity, and long-term vision solidifies its game-changing solutions as critical components of our future energy landscape,” continued Marsh. “This starts with a concerted effort to improve hydrogen availability through production and infrastructure, continuing with Plug Power’s ability to expand fuel cell solutions globally into a growing set of electric fleet vehicles.”

“Today, when every organization can be a tech company, the most effective businesses not only foster the courage to explore change, but also encourage creativity in using and applying existing assets in new ways, as resourcefully as possible,” said Sandra Shirai, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industry leader. “This ingenious approach to innovation calls for the encouragement of curiosity and collaboration both within and outside the office walls.”

“This year’s Fast 500 winners showcase that when organizations are open to diverse perspectives and insights, they are able to create an environment for their employees and customers to see the possibilities and ingenious solutions that might lie ahead,” added Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging growth company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “Entrepreneurial environments foster change and innovation within businesses, and we look forward to watching these companies continue to drive change across all sectors.”

Plug Power was previously named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list in 2015. Overall, 2016 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 121 percent to 66,661 percent from 2012 to 2015, with median growth of 290 percent.

About Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the Company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

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About Plug Power Inc.
The architects of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power has revolutionized the industry with its simple GenKey solution, elements of which are designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. Plug Power’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. For more information about Plug Power, visit www.plugpower.com.