MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Working All the Time" (WATT) Fuel Cell Corporation is proud to unveil the beta version of its first commercial hybrid portable fuel cell at the Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Miami show February 11-15, 2016. The hybrid power manager can operate as a standalone fuel cell power generator or in a highly efficient, integrated mode by using both readily-available hydrocarbon fuel and renewable energy inputs to maximize overall efficiency and output. The system's compact footprint, transportable weight (less than 30 pounds) and quiet operation make it an ideal portable power solution for marine, RV and remote power applications.
"Our portable fuel cell is designed to generate power cleanly, quietly and effectively, without noise or the smell of exhaust," said Caine Finnerty, Ph.D., President and CEO, WATT. "The system is smart too; it monitors your power usage and automatically charges your batteries using the most efficient power source available at the time, drastically reducing fuel consumption. Best of all, it will keep boaters and campers safe and comfortable—knowing they have access to electricity exactly when and where they need it."
Key attributes of WATT's hybrid power management system include:
- Power On Demand: WATT's fuel cell system cleanly and efficiently operates on readily available and accessible fuels, such as propane, and integrates seamlessly to manage your renewable power sources.
- Market-Leading Run Time: With WATT's fuel cell, a 20-pound tank of propane would last between 5 and 14 days, depending on the load, and produce over 3400 Amp hours (Ah) of charge capacity, which is equivalent to over 80 batteries (standard 80 Ah) since the optimum discharge for a lead acid battery is only 50% before permanent damage is observed.
- Clean and Efficient: WATT's fuel cell is recognized as "green" by government institutions because of its highly-efficient and low-emission operation.
This portable fuel cell will not just benefit the RV and Marine world; it will also benefit both commercial and government sectors, including the military. "WATT's hybrid system offers a lightweight, quiet and efficient power solution for the needs of a variety of potential markets. We are starting with the Marine and RV markets. They say silence is golden, imagine being able to enjoy the great outdoors without the constant drumming of a conventional generator in the background," added Finnerty.
About WATT Fuel Cell Corporation
Founded in 2010, WATT commenced its product development and operations in Long Island, NY. In April 2014, the company acquired veteran fuel cell developer, Pittsburgh Electric Engines Inc ("PEEI"). During the summer of 2014, WATT expanded its operations by building a state-of-the-art SOFC additive manufacturing production facility in Mt. Pleasant, PA. WATT has 19 issued and 18 filed, pending patents.
For more information and a list of where WATT will be exhibiting including the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 22-24, please visit www.wattfuelcell.com
SOURCE WATT Fuel Cell Corporation