Plug Power Delivers Backup Power Fuel Cell Systems

October 01, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) announced the availability of the company's first direct-hydrogen fuel cell system designed to provide extended outage coverage for critical industrial operations. The 5kW, 48Vdc, hydrogen-fueled system will support premium power applications. The new system marks Plug Power's first shipment into the backup/uninterruptible power supply (UPS) markets. The direct-hydrogen system differs from Plug Power's natural-gas-reforming GenSys™5C product, taking advantage of the current industrial hydrogen infrastructure.

"This product offers an excellent alternative to traditional battery and engine-generator architectures," said Mark Sperry, Plug Power vice president and CMO. "Customers will recognize several benefits from this product, including low operation and maintenance expenses with efficient operation over a wide range of outdoor ambient conditions."