Ballard Launches Portable Nexa Power Module

October 01, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver, BC) announced the commercial launch of its Nexa power module, the world's first volume-produced proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system designed for integration by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) into a wide variety of industrial and consumer end-product applications.

The Nexa power module generates up to 1,200W of unregulated dc electrical power.

Emitting only heat and water as byproducts of power generation, the Nexa power module allows OEM products to be used in indoor environments and other locations not possible with conventional power sources such as internal combustion engine generators. The power module's quiet operation and compact size make it ideal for integration into UPS systems and emergency power generators, as well as recreational and portable products.

John Harris, Ballard's vice-president of marketing, stated "With today's launch of the Nexa power module, Ballard is expanding its leadership in fuel cells into exciting new market opportunities. As Ballard continues to build its customer base, we are convinced that the Nexa power module will inspire the creation of products that maximize the unique benefits of Ballard fuel cells."