Energy storage news: 05.02.14

Sprint, the telecoms company, is using hydrogen fuel cell energy storage on city rooftops as a back up for it mobile networks, in a programme part-funded by the US Department of Energy.

Sprint is using hydrogen fuel cell energy storage on city rooftops as a back up for its mobile telecoms networks, in a programme part-funded by the US Department of Energy. Photo credit: Tiberiu Ana

The important energy storage news from our Twitter feed this week.

  • EnStorage Israel and Princeton Power Systems have been awarded a USD$950,000 grant from the BIRD Foundation. The grant will be used to commercialise an energy storage system based on a hydrogen bromide flow battery and inverters.

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Arista Power’s Mobile Renewable Power Station – ready for anything

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.