T-Mobile deploys IdaTech backup power fuel cell

IdaTech, a provider of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products
for telecommunications and other critical backup power applications, announced
the first use of Bio-HydroPlus renewable fuel. Bio-HydroPlus is a liquid fuel
mixture of bio-methanol and de-ionized water for powering IdaTech’s backup
power fuel cell systems.

IdaTech’s ElectraGen fuel cell
systems were developed to provide critical backup power to the telecom market
when loss of grid occurs. Telecom network operators are choosing fuel cell
systems instead of diesel generators for backup power, and fuel cell systems
with renewable fuel provide operators with clean, quiet power from a
sustainable source.

T-Mobile in the state of California recently installed the ElectraGen ME
Fuel Cell System on its network, and is using Bio-HydroPlus fuel to power the
system. Officials attending the installation witnessed the first use of
Bio-HydroPlus in the state of California and saw the backup power fuel cell
quietly startup and deliver 5,000 watts of clean power while operating on
renewable fuel.

The availability of renewable fuel is exciting news for IdaTech, who
worked with bio-methanol suppliers to develop the fuel. As a result, customers
can now qualify to receive additional government incentives associated with the
renewable Bio-HydroPlus. The federal government rebate is 30 percent of the
system cost plus an additional 30-50 percent rebate is offered in several
states. Renewable fuel is required for participation in the California rebate
program. These savings make fuel cell systems a more affordable backup power
solution for telecom operators.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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