Teledyne Completes Fuel Cell System Testing
Teledyne Technologies Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) announced that Teledyne Energy Systems Inc. has successfully completed operational tests of its prototype 3kW natural-gas-fueled stationary fuel cell power system. The test results demonstrated the performance necessary to meet power-generation requirements for the residential and telecommunications markets.
The 3kW unit is an alpha prototype of an integrated power system incorporating necessary fuel processing, fuel cell and control systems required for independent operation. The prototype unit will support the development of commercial products offering uninterruptible and backup power generating capabilities for telecommunications, premium residences and remote premium-power applications.
"Completion of the stationary prototype is an important milestone for Teledyne Energy Systems as we transition our electrochemical experience and integration with Energy Partners into effective fuel cell products for the market," said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and CEO of Teledyne Technologies. "This unit provides the basis for a strong product-commercialization effort covering a variety of power ranges and fuels planned for 2002."