Sustainable Energy Successfully Tests Inverter

March 17, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. (Calgary, Canada) announced that it has successfully demonstrated the key functional and performance characteristics of its 5kW power inverter in collaboration with a leading North American fuel cell developer. The tests, which were performed at the fuel cell developer's facilities, demonstrated and validated Sustainable Energy’s technology capabilities with synchronization to the grid, backup power from the grid for fuel cell startup, seamless transfer to deliver fuel cell power to the grid, precise control of fuel cell output, and ripple limited to a 120Hz component.

"This is a very significant milestone for Sustainable Energy,” said Michael Carten, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy. “The results reflect almost two years of research and development focused on creating an efficient, reliable and configurable inverter product for fuel cells and solar power. Our inverter simplifies the control and lowers the cost of grid interactive fuel cell systems by providing a single hardware device that is controlled by software to perform all of the functions required by fuel cell systems.”