ICEE To Demonstrate Its Latest Hybrid Power Generator
- Published: Thursday, 03 March 2016 07:46
Generator combines hydrogen fuel cell plus photovoltaic panel technologies to offer a portable, quick-to-install, non-polluting electricity power source for the utility industries.
A portable, off-grid electricity generator for rapid installation at emergency sites, in remote locations or anywhere requiring an instant power source to run equipment will be the highlight of ICEE Managed Services’ stand, no. E42, at the Utility Week Live 2016 exhibition1.
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On a temporary or long-term basis, ICEE’s Hybrid Power Generator will reliably run a variety of systems including CCTV surveillance cameras, emergency or permanent lighting, active and passive illuminated signage, environmental monitoring apparatus and many other types of device, including battery charging points. An integral telescopic mast option, operated by a manual pump, enables devices or instruments to be positioned up to five metres above the ground.
“ICEE’s generator is described as hybrid because it combines a well-proven hydrogen fuel cell and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, both from leading manufacturers. Power may be boosted by a wind turbine if necessary,” says ICEE’s Shane Thomas, Account Manager.
“The result is a compact, easily installed electricity generator package that is non-polluting and quiet. It provides battery-like power at ten times the energy density of a lead-acid equivalent.”
ICEE’s Hybrid Power Generator has a lower operating cost than an equivalent petrol or diesel generator, particularly for loads under 100W, says Thomas. For many applications, multiple hydrogen tanks may be linked, so replacement may only be required once or twice a year – a big saving on maintenance service overheads.
This feature makes it ideal for locations that are difficult and costly to reach, such as remote rural, coastal or highland and island sites, or where a utility contractor simply wants to install and switch on a system that will require the least servicing. The system may be controlled remotely via a GSM modem, as well as run in manual or automatic modes.
1 Utility Week Live 2016 Exhibition, 17-18 May 2016, NEC, Birmingham, Stand E42
About ICEE Managed Services
ICEE operates in a number of industries including the utility, telecommunications, broadcast and data, architectural and building, highway and rail transport sectors. Services range from the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of bespoke equipment enclosures and cabling networks, to architectural metalwork and building refurbishment. The company also offers manufacturing facilities that include advanced laser and waterjet cutting and sheet metal fabrication services. Certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2008, CHAS and other key compliance standards, ICEE Managed Services is based in Waterlooville, Hampshire and has premises in Warrington, Lancashire.