Fuel Cells and Telecom: Reports from the Field

DOE Webinar: Hydrogen Learning for Local Leaders Series

December 7th, 2011 8:00 AM   through   9:15 AM

Webinar #5 of 5
Fuel Cells and Telecom: Reports from the Field
December 7, 2011, noon - 1:15 ET

FREE Registration Required

Today, fuel cells power over 1,000 cellular and other telecom installations across the country. Fuel cells can replace batteries to provide power for 1kW to 5kW telecom sites without noise or emissions. They are durable and provide reliable power in sites that are either hard to access or are subject to inclement weather.

Such systems provide primary or backup power for telecom switch nodes, cell towers, and other electronic systems that benefit from power provided on-site. With their proven track record for providing portable and stable power, fuel cells are a natural choice for supporting the critical needs of our communications infrastructure.

Join us for a discussion on the technology, implementation, installations, and lessons learned from some of the country's top telecom and fuel cell companies.


  • Ronda Mosley - Senior Director for Research & Government Services, Public Technology Institute, Ronda will moderate the session and coordinate the Q&A.
  • James Kerr - Product Marketing Manager, IdaTech, James will speak on "Backup Power Fuel Cell Systems for Telecom Applications."
  • Thomas Browning - Regional Director of Field Operations, MetroPCS, Tom will discuss the MetroPCS South Florida fuel cell project. This was (and may still be) the largest project of its type in history, involving 356 hydrogen fuel cell systems installed within South Florida.
  • Darin Painter - Director of Sales, ReliOn, Inc. (invited)
  • Jeremy Gore - Trading Partner with Portal, Ericsson (invited)

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