Sunelco to Distribute Avista Labs Fuel Cells

April 14, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Avista Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avista Corp. has signed a distribution agreement with Sunelco, Inc. of Hamilton, Montana. Sunelco will carry the Avista Labs "Independence" fuel cell line in its Planning Guide and Products Catalog. Avista Labs has granted Sunelco a non-exclusive distribution agreement through July 2004 through which Sunelco will sell the fuel cells to commercial and industrial customers seeking renewable solutions to their back-up power needs.

We are excited to add Avista Labs fuel cells to our product offering," stated Tom Bishop, Sunelco owner/manager. "Their simple, air-cooled design using "Modular Cartridge Technology" and the ability to perform maintenance while the system continues to operate are key attributes that offer our customers the reliability they need for critical remote site applications."

Founded in 1985, Sunelco, Inc. is a distributor of renewable energy products including solar, wind and micro-hydro systems. The company specializes in providing back-up power for remote residential, industrial, communications and agricultural applications. Sunelco has published 15 editions of its Planning Guide and Product Catalog that is regarded as a layman’s guidebook for sizing and selecting materials and equipment essential to the integration of renewable energy systems.