Fuel Cell Back-up Power
Conference: telescon(R) 2009 - Power Supply Quality and Efficiency - 4th International Telecommunication - Energy special conference
05/10/2009 - 05/13/2009 at Vienna, Austria
Proceedings: telescon(R) 2009 - Power Supply Quality and Efficiency
Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Weniger, Dirk (b+w Electronic System GmbH & Co. KG, Oberhausen, Germany)
The need for reliable backup power has never been greater than in today's always connected and on-demand world. Fuel cells can provide the solid-state backup power solutions that are needed in this new power paradigm. Fuel cells offer improved system reliability, more predictable performance in a broad range of climates and a reliable service life when compared to the industry standard valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery strings. Life cycle costs are also reduced because of greatly decreased maintenance and replacements needs. Finally, fuel cells also offer strategic environmental advantages to end users because disposal costs and liability risks related to lead acid batteries are an increasing concern. Unlike batteries (energy storage), Fuel cell is a "clean" power generator which is also an alternative to diesel generators when long autonomy is required.