Fuel cells in laptops – $1.2B in 2011

Allied Business predicts there will be only a paltry 2,000 laptops with “micro” fuel cells shipped worldwide in 2004.

Four years later, that could spiral upward to 1 million fuel cell laptops and $150 million in revenue, growing to 120 million laptops and $1.2 billion by 2011, the firm predicts.

Prices are expected to run about $200 initially for a fuel-cell battery, compared with anywhere from $120 to $180 for traditional laptop batteries used in the most powerful notebooks.