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Hipower Systems debuts HPS DCV hybrid generators


July 28, 2015
By Renée Francoeur


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July 28, 2015 – Hipower Systems a manufacturer of power generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, says it has developed and will be producing a line of “ultra-rugged, low-maintenance” hybrid generators designed to maintain full charge and power continuity for 48vdc battery systems.

HPS DCV hybrid generators will provide 48vdc power for these systems, which are used in telecommunications towers, wind and solar farms, rural homes and businesses, and other remote facilities.

“Remote operations and off-grid communities are becoming more commonplace—and important to the populations they serve,” said Hipower Systems president Rafael Acosta. “With the HPS DCV generator, these locations gain 100% assurance of power continuity for their 48vdc battery systems.”

Available in 1500W or 3000W models, the HPS DCV features a Yanmar diesel engine with a 1000-hour maintenance interval. It is available with or without a battery storage compartment, and the battery systems (lead acid or lithium cell) can be included, as well.

The generator can also connect directly to solar and wind power feeds, and its alternator can charge through the 48vdc battery.