IdaTech fuel cell reduces carbon footprint at COP17 conference

IdaTech, a global manufacture of Proton
Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products for telecommunications and other
critical backup power applications, announced it is providing clean energy for
communications equipment at COP17 in Durban, South Africa.

IdaTech’s ElectraGen ME fuel cell system is
providing power to a Base Transceiver Site (BTS) that is supplying cellular
phone coverage during the event for COP17 participants. United Nations Climate
Change Conference (COP17) runs from 28 November to 09 December in Durban, South

The ElectraGen ME fuel cell system has many
benefits that support the environment including reduction of carbon footprint
and significant exhaust emissions savings which would normally be emitted into
the atmosphere.

When compared to a diesel generator, there
is a 50 percent reduction in CO2 and more than 95 percent reduction in CO, NOx,
and SOx emissions, as well as no particulate matter (PM) emissions. In contrast
to diesel generators, fuel cell systems are reliable, efficient, and a clean
technology which directly supports global sustainability.

Network operators are increasingly
implementing clean technology solutions to lower their environmental impact,
improve network reliability and reduce operating expenses through the use of
more efficient equipment. Today, IdaTech has more than 75 fuel cell systems
installed in telecom networks throughout South Africa.

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