Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications
networks, will supply its hydrogen fuel cell solution to the Society
of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) as a backup power
fuel cell solution will provide 64 hours of backup power to thedata
center in SCTE’s headquarters in Exton, PA. This will mark the first
time a leading cable industry organization is scheduled to deploy
CommScope’s alternative-energy solution. The hydrogen fuel cell solution
is the second alternative-energy project the SCTE has invested in since 48
solar panels were installed on the headquarters’ roof in August 2010.
“The trend is underway within the cable industry to find innovative ways
to improve the reliability and environmental impact of backup power
solutions,” said Jim Hughes, senior vice president, Broadband Sales,
CommScope. “The SCTE is showing the industry that cost-effective ‘green’
energy can be a reliable solution. This will be the first time that
solar technology will link with CommScope’s hydrogen fuel cell solution.
We are honored that this solution will be used to provide the SCTE with
backup power that it will need in the case of an emergency.”
CommScope’s hydrogen fuel cell solution uses hydrogen-powered fuel cells
to provide an environmentally-friendly DC backup power solution for
cable network head-ends and hub equipment. Unlike diesel generators, the
only by-products of hydrogen fuel cells are heat and water. The proton
exchange membrane hydrogen fuel cells are housed inside an
environmentally secure cabinet for outdoor deployment, and offer a
smaller footprint and more dense power backup than what is on the market
“Our Smart Energy Management Initiative is focused on the twin goals of
sustainable energy management and power availability,” said Mark Dzuban,
president and chief executive officer, SCTE. “By incorporating fuel cell
technology into our infrastructure, CommScope is helping SCTE to take a
leadership role in demonstrating how cable can power hardened business-
and enterprise-class services in an environmentally-friendly manner.”
CommScope’s hydrogen fuel cell solution is currently being installed at
the SCTE’s headquarters and is expected to be operational next month.
The SCTE also plans to unveil its newest alternative energy investment
during its annual board meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011.
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