Reliable and Sustainable Fuel Cell Back-up Power for European Telecom Operators

Fuel cell backup power and UPS is proven as a reliable technology for the telecoms sector. Fuel cells offer significant advantages over existing backup power technologies. Battery autonomy is limited and can only be increased by installing more batteries which requires more space and more cooling. Generators are noisy, cannot be installed in all locations, can be unreliable and require frequent maintenance. Hydrogen fuelled fuel cell backup power is quiet, emits only water, requires less maintenance (than generators) and run time can be increase by adding more hydrogen cylinders.

Fronius has developed 2kW and 4kW Fuel cell Systems for telecoms applications:

  • Fixed and wireless networks
  • Base stations
  • Remote antenna sites
  • Office IT security

Partnerships

We are looking for EU telecom operators to establish further field trials. We are also interested in talking with:

  • Telecom service providers
  • Telecom OEM manufacturers
  • Wireless telecoms equipment providers
  • Installation, servicing and maintenance partners

With the following characteristics:

  • Established long term customer relationships with major telecom operators
  • Well funded to procure units
  • Existing engineering teams to provide servicing and support
  • The ability to invest in developing and marketing new product lines

Product Specifications

MEDIA DATA

Fronius Energy Cell 25F

Fronius Energy Cell 50F

Fuel

Hydrogen 5.0 (other purity grades on request)

Hydrogen 5.0 (other purity grades on request)

Hydrogen supply pressure

5 - 15 bar / 72.49 - 217.48 psi

5 - 15 bar / 72.49 - 217.48 psi

Hydrogen consumption

< 1,7 Nm/h / 60.71 cfh

< 3,3 Nm/h / 117.86 cfh

Cooling air inlet / outlet

700 Nm/h / 25000 cfh

1400 Nm/h / 50000 cfh

Venting of hydrogen 
(H2 input pressure relief device)

< 10 Nm/h / < 357.14 cfh

< 10 Nm/h / < 357.14 cfh

Reaction chamber exhaust air

< 65 Nm/h / < 2321 cfh

< 65 Nm/h / < 2321 cfh

Reaction condensate 
(pure water, completely desalinated)

< 2 l/h / < .53 gal/h

< 3 l/h / < .79 gal/h

ELECTRICAL DATA

Fronius Energy Cell 25F

Fronius Energy Cell 50F

DC continuous output power

2 kW

4 kW

System voltage

24 - 30 V DC

48 - 56 V DC

Maximum output current

82 A

82 A

System efficiency

up to 47 %

up to 47 %

Data interface

USB, CAN

USB, CAN

GENERAL DATA

Fronius Energy Cell 25F

Fronius Energy Cell 50F

Degree of protection

IP 20

IP 20

Marks of conformity

CE, TV Sd Fuel Cell Safety

CE, TV Sd Fuel Cell Safety

Safety standard

EN 62282-5-1:2007

EN 62282-5-1:2007

Dimensions (l x w x h)

850 x 470 x 850 mm / 33.46 x 18.5 x 33.46 in.

850 x 470 x 850 mm / 33.46 x 18.5 x 33.46 in.

Weight

125 kg / 275.58 lb.

132 kg / 291.01 lb.

Permissible ambient temperature
(at 95 % rel. humidity)

+3 C to +40 C / 37.4 F to 104 F

+3 C to +40 C / 37.4 F to 104 F

Permissible storage temperature
(at  95 % rel. humidity)

+3 C to +50 C / 37.4 F to 122 F

+3 C to +50 C / 37.4 F to 122 F

Height above sea level

max. 2000 m / 6500 ft.

max. 2000 m / 6500 ft.

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