VRB Power Signs Development Pact with Magnetek

April 06, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

VRB Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Magnetek Inc. (Chatsworth, CA), a leading manufacturer of power conditioners for commercial fuel cells, to jointly develop a battery replacement product utilizing the Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System (VRB-ESS) technology.

Under the agreement, VRB Power will provide Magnetek with the base technology, and Magnetek will provide the product design, integration and channels to market for the telecommunications industry. This will enable VRB Power and Magnetek to offer an alternative to traditional lead-acid battery technology with a reliable and environmentally safe energy storage product for switching centers and wireless base stations.