IdaTech Demonstrates Extended Run Module and Portable Power Solution

IdaTech Demonstrates Extended Run Module and Portable Power Solution at INTELEC ‘05

daTech, LLC, a global fuel cell solutions developer and manufacturer, today unveiled a suite of targeted backup power fuel cell products in its first appearance at INTELEC ‘05, a premier telecommunications event in Berlin, Germany. In addition to operating IdaTech’s recently CE certified ElectraGen(TM)5, IdaTech will demonstrate an industry first 5kWe Extended Run Module and the company’s iGen(TM), a 250 Watt portable power fuel cell system. The Extended Run Module allows operation of ElectraGen(TM)5 using liquid fuel for extended periods of run time, thus eliminating the need for bottled hydrogen onsite. The iGen(TM) is a highly compact fuel cell system, which also runs on liquid fuel as opposed to bottled hydrogen. The iGen(TM) can be used as a battery replacement or extender in remote or grid connected telecommunication applications.

IdaTech’s Extended Run Module works with the company’s hydrogen-fueled ElectraGen(TM) family of critical backup power systems, converting liquid fuel into pure hydrogen to seamlessly provide power in the event of grid failure. The system replaces multiple hydrogen cylinders, eliminating the need for hydrogen storage when onsite storage is not feasible. Like the ElectraGen(TM)5 fuel cell system it complements, the Extended Run module is intended to deliver 10 years of reliable backup power operation.

IdaTech’s iGen(TM) is a compact 250 Watt portable proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system with on-board fuel reformer, developed to generate power continuously as long as fuel is supplied to the system. The system can be packaged for indoor or outdoor applications as a long-duration backup power source, or integrated with solar power components to provide primary 24/7 power for remote applications where there is no electric grid. IdaTech’s iGen(TM) system is designed for very low maintenance and autonomous operation.

“We are thrilled to demonstrate leading-edge technologies at an important industry event such as INTELEC ‘05, indicating the strong expansion of our solution-based portfolio to the critical power market,” said Claude Duss, IdaTech president and chief executive officer. “Based on IdaTech’s proprietary PEM and fuel processor technology, both the Extended Run Module and the iGen(TM) can provide our customers and partners with fuel cell power solutions that can have an immediate impact in improving system reliability and cost effectiveness. We believe IdaTech’s solutions can provide an unmatched range of backup time from hours to days, and a few hundred Watts to about 15kWe.”

“We have started shipping ElectraGen(TM)5 backup power fuel cell systems to customers in Europe and believe the addition of the Extended Run Module and the Portable Power System could increase our rate of penetration. It is a clear differentiating factor for IdaTech’s solutions,” added Harol Koyama, IdaTech senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Additionally, IdaTech has expanded its channel network and can now supply systems virtually anywhere in Europe. An example of how we work with our partners is our shared demonstration area at INTELEC with our partner Rittal.”

September 18th, 2005 - Posted in Solar Technologies | |

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