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Cummins to offer energy-saving hybrid telecom power system


September 26, 2013
By Anthony Capkun


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September 25, 2013 – Cummins Power Generation has teamed up with Heliocentris—a player in energy efficiency and clean power solutions—to incorporate the latter’s networked energy management technology in a new hybrid power system designed to provide power for cellular base stations and other telecom applications.

The Cummins telecom hybrid power system will employ a diesel genset, storage batteries and networked energy management technology to supply power to cellular sites. Combining gensets that are specifically designed for telecom cellular sites with a hybrid system that cycles storage batteries and can integrate additional power components (e.g. PV modules, wind turbines, fuel cells) ensures a continuing reduction of fuel consumption, and operating and maintenance costs, says Cummins. The resulting hybrid system reduces the operational expense for cell sites by up to 70%, adds the company.