Telecom provider looks to hydrogen for clean energy

A Tier One telecom provider has deployed a hydrogen fuel cell-based long-duration backup solution at an active mobile tower site in Europe.

Developed by GenCell Energy, the technology has been designed to withstand an extremely wide range of temperatures and weather conditions and will kick in immediately to keep the mobile tower operational in the event of a grid outage of any duration.

The GenCell’s G5 solution was installed with six cylinders of hydrogen that will keep it running for extended durations with minimal maintenance or service.

By relying on the G5 to backup mobile sites, the provider will be able to avoid the high costs, complexity and emissions involved in operating and maintaining diesel generators across remote cell sites.

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