The fuel cell units will replace costly, noisy and highly polluting diesel generators, generating an expected $84 million in savings over 10 years and reducing the country’s carbon footprint by 248,000 tons. The GenCell A5 has been designed to be the world’s first affordable off-grid primary power alternative to diesel generators at a lower OPEX. The low maintenance of the GenCell solution further reduces its OPEX for Tower Management Companies and Mobile Network Operators.
Unlike diesel generators that require time-consuming and expensive monthly fueling and maintenance at each tower, a single 12-ton tank of ammonia provides the GenCell A5 with enough fuel for a year of 24/7 operation. In addition, the GenCell IoT Remote Manager enables remote diagnostics, monitoring, and maintenance of each fuel cell device, reducing the frequency and costs of onsite engineer visits.
“For the last 20 years, diesel generators have been the dominant primary power source for off-grid or poor-grid base stations” said Bernard Njoroge, Managing Director, Adrian Group. “But today they are no longer a good fit for modern businesses that seek to minimize OPEX costs or for the environmentally conscious world in which we live.
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