Dantherm taking fuel-cell backup to India

Dantherm Power is collaborating with Delta Power Solutions to market clean energy fuel cell power for backup in the Indian telecommunications sector.

July 28, 2011

VANCOUVER: Dantherm Power has signed a collaboration agreement with Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PLC and part of the Delta Group, to market clean energy fuel cell power for backup in the India telecommunications sector.

Under the agreement, Dantherm Power, controlled by Ballard Power Systems in Vancouver, and Delta will jointly deploy field trials involving Dantherm Power’s direct hydrogen 2-kilowatt (kW) DBX2000 and 5kW DBX5000 fuel cell systems. Delta will handle installation, commissioning, maintenance and management.

The backup power modules provide instant power during an grid outage and can directly replace existing backup power units or UPS solutions such as batteries and diesel generators.

The companies said the field trials will help them assess the potential commercial opportunities and identify the “appropriate fuel cell solutions.” Delta’s in-country marketing, sales, distribution and servicing would then drive commercial deployments in India.

Delta Power Solutions serves many of the largest service and infrastructure providers in the Indian telecom industry, including Indus, Bharti, Vodafone, Reliance and Idea Cellular.

Dantherm Power, a joint venture between Ballard Power Systems Inc., Danfoss A/S and Dantherm A/S, develops clean energy backup power systems using Ballard Power Systems’ hydrogen fuel cell technology.