Ballard Announces Delta Power Solutions Purchase Order for Fuel Cell Systems

November 02, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

Ballard Power Systems announced that Dantherm Power, Ballard’s backup power company, has received a purchase order for 30 DBX2000 fuel cell systems from Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PLC, and part of the Delta Group. These systems will be delivered in India and installed at sites of a major telecom service provider by year-end.

John Sheridan, Ballard’s President and CEO said, "This initial sale under our collaboration agreement with Delta establishes a key beachhead for us in India. Delta is a leading player in the India telecommunications market and our strategic partnership provides important opportunities for sales of cost-effective, clean fuel cell products in the fast growing India telecom marketplace."

Under the agreement, Dantherm Power and Delta are working jointly to deploy Dantherm Power direct hydrogen fuel cell systems, including its 2kW DBX2000 and 5kW DBX5000 systems. Fuel cell solutions will be integrated by Delta, along with its Site Management & Control System (SMCS), and deployed at telecom customer sites in India. Delta has responsibility for installation, commissioning, maintenance and management of deployments. Network sites will also be remotely monitored by Delta’s Network Operations Centre (NOC).

Ballard FCgen®-1020ACS fuel cell stacks are integrated by Dantherm Power into its line of DBX systems. These systems are installed as an alternative to traditional power generators - such as lead-acid batteries and diesel generators – at telecom network sites, including wireless network base stations. In the event of a grid power failure, the reliability and rapid start-up of fuel cell-powered DBX systems ensure seamless, uninterrupted service to telecom end-customers.

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