Metallic Power Ships First 1.5kW Portable Power SourceMay 13, 2001 by Jeff Shepard
Metallic Power (Carlsbad, CA) announced that it has shipped the first of its 1.5kW portable power sources for test and evaluation by a number of the firm's collaborators. One of the units was delivered to Briggs and Stratton Corp. (Milwaukee, WI). The two companies are working together to evaluate a fuel cell power source. Throughout 2001, Metallic Power will continue a series of preliminary field trials in a variety of applications including portable power; emergency backup power for computers, networks and telecommunications equipment; and vehicular power. Beta testing is slated to begin early in 2002, with initial product launch planned for later that year.
Dr. Jeffrey Colborn, president and CEO of Metallic Power, commented, “This shipment represents another important milestone for Metallic Power as it is the first delivery of what we believe will be one of the most important power solutions of the future. While still in its infancy, this technology offers a number of advantages over existing power sources: high efficiency, superior energy density, automatic regeneration of the fuel, cost-effective design and emission-free, near-silent operation, so it can be used indoors."