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February 12, 2014

Small-to-medium Enterprises to Benefit from CommScope's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Solution



CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, recently announced to offer its hydrogen fuel cell solution for small-to-medium enterprises in North America.

With the help of outdoor cabinet fuel cell solution, small-to-medium enterprises can now benefit from up to 16 hours of reliable, environmentally-friendly backup power.

CommScope’s existing partnership with Hydrogenics (News - Alert) Corporation, a worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial hydrogen systems around the world, has helped the company to cater to the back-up power need of small-to-medium enterprises.

Officials said that the hydrogen fuel cell solution converts chemical energy directly into electrical energy without any combustion.

In a press statement, George Brooks, senior vice president, Enterprise Product and Market Management, CommScope, said: “Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, have shown us that traditional backup power generators can be unreliable when put through the test of time and exposure to the elements.” “These generators are commonly powered by fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide. As fuel prices continue to fluctuate, businesses are searching for an alternative that is more reliable and has less of an impact on the environment.”

The system also offers highly efficient, reliable and uninterrupted backup power for commercial building systems without the need for costly regular maintenance. Businesses, such as banks, large retailers and other commercial buildings benefit to a great extent from the same.

Also, it does not emit any greenhouse gases. The only by-products are heat and a small amount of water.

Brooks further added, “Hydrogen fuel cell technology not only has a lower total cost of ownership, but provides an opportunity to meet sustainability goals through an alternative power solution that is clean, quiet and runs on an abundant resource. Hydrogen is safer than fossil fuels and I’m confident we will see more uses for it in the coming years.”




Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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