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Tropical S.A. Releases Portable Fuel Cell Power Generators

May 16, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

Tropical S.A., a Greek manufacturer of fuel cell systems (power generators), announced the TB-1000 and TB-5000, two portable fuel cell power generators, providing 1000 and 5000W electric power respectively at 12/24/48Vdc and at 110/230Vac. Tropical’s fuel cell systems are light-weighted, small-sized, zero-emission and require minimal maintenance.

Tropical’s fuel cell systems can be used as back-up power systems for telecom systems, seismographs and meteo stations, as power chargers for caravans, motor yachts and boats, in military applications, demonstration projects, renewable energy hybrid systems, as well as for educational purposes at universities, research centers and schools.

TB-1000 and TB-5000 are powered with stacks provided by Ballard Power Systems, the FCgen 1020ACS (air cooled systems) and the FCgen 1300 (water cooled systems), that provide high power efficiency, reliability, increased runtime operation and are noiseless.

George Kaplanis, CTO of Tropical, said, "Tropical looks into the future of power production, in cooperation with Ballard Power Systems, providing to the world market a product line of fuel cell power generators for a wide range of applications. The intelligent controller, developed by our R&D team, is behaving tremendously well in all field trials. Our new product line is on the right time for this growing market."