One product featuring fuel cells that seems to have been designed with disasters and the unforeseen in mind is Arista Power’s Mobile Renewable Power Station (MRPS), units of which have been purchased by an un-named US Government agency (FEMA, perhaps?).
The MRPS combines Arista Power’s own fuel cell energy storage system, power distribution and system controls, along with a photovoltaic (PV) solar unit, in order to create a complete micro-grid for power at remote locations.
The system can be transported by commercial vehicles and is designed to replace diesel fuel generators for continuous operations. The units ordered “will be used to power communications equipment in a remote location where energy security and reliability is considered mission critical,” says the company.