Aging electrical grids and more frequent extreme weather make it increasingly challenging to meet the power needs of always-connected businesses and consumer lifestyles. In 2015, Americans experienced a reported 3,571 total outages, with an average duration of 49 minutes. Momentary blackouts cost the US economy $60 billion while sustained blackouts cost $50 billion.
Keeping Auto-Reclosers Operational
The GenCell G5rx utility backup power solution produces 5kW of emissions-free electricity for substations during power outages. Operating as a direct source of power or supplementing legacy backup battery systems that provide only 6-8 hours of electricity, the GenCell G5rx keeps circuit breaker auto-reclosers operational until the grid recovers. The solution alleviates the need for costly multiple battery rooms, avoids the pollution and maintenance costs of diesel and includes a shelter that is resistant to high-voltage interference and earthquakes.
What Powers the G5rx?
The G5rx is powered by hydrogen. GenCell has developed a number of patented technologies to reduce the capex and opex of our fuel-cell power solutions, including the use of a non-platinum catalyst, mechanisms for using ambient air as an oxidizer, and using lower-cost fuels such as industrial-grade hydrogen gas. These technology breakthroughs overcome the obstacles that have historically prevented the mainstream adoption of fuel cells.
- 5kW fuel cell generator
- Heat utilization unit for dissipating excess heat
- Energy bridge for instant electrical power generation and regulating power output
- Fuel supply comprised of standard hydrogen cylinders
- Shelter enclosure to protect all system components (#1-4)
|Rated power configurations||5kW|
|Output voltage configurations||-48 VDC / +48 VDC / 230 VAC / 130 VDC|
|Emissions||Usable heat, water vapor|
|Hydrogen||99.95% or higher|
|Fuel consumption||70 g/kWh|
|Input pressure||300-500 kPa|
|Storage||Internal. 4 standard manifold cylinders package|
|Potassium hydroxide||28-32% mass|
|Remote control/management (NOC)||Optional|
|Every 500 hours of operation or annually, whichever comes first|
|Footprint||2,800 x 2,250 x 2,500 mm (110.2 x 88.6 x 98.4 in.)|
|Operating temperature||-40°C up to +45°C (-40°F up to +113°F)|
|Relative humidity||Up to 90%|
|Storage temperature||-40°C up to +55°C (-40 °F up to +131°F)|
EC Declaration of Conformity
The Standards Institution of Israel
IEEE 693 (Seismic design)