UPS Systems has a proven track record of supplying standby power to the security industry. We work with industry leaders, such as ADT, Quadrant Security Group, and Wingate to offer independent consultancy on how to ensure security systems remain operational at all times.
Surveillance and CCTV, emergency lighting and access control systems all require a reliable source of power, particularly in the event of a mains failure.
Some of the most compelling applications for fuel cells pop up where you least expect them. Boats, cars and other vehicles invariably have substantial (although relatively inefficient) internal combustion engines to propel them forward. Traditionally, any auxiliary power for lighting and communications equipment has been drawn from a battery, which is recharged by running the engine.
That’s a fine way to provide auxiliary power so long as the engine is running. There are, however, many situations when the … Continue reading →
Data centre operators are looking for alternative power supplies that are cleaner, more reliable and more available than grid power.
Fuel cells fulfil these criteria and are a solution worth considering. At the moment natural gas fuel cells are the only commercially viable option for providing prime power to data centres. Other units that use alternative fuels – such as methanol – are not yet capable of generating sufficient power.
We recently spoke to a group of enthusiastic army representatives about the potential for hydrogen fuel cells during a ‘Hydrogen Energy Workshop’. The following day, the US Department of Defense released a study entitled “Beyond Demonstration: A White Paper on the Role of Fuel Cells in the Department of Defense’s Energy Strategy”. The white paper supported the use of fuel cell solutions for defence applications, and validated the technological and commercial progress made to date by developers of … Continue reading →
Is your limited access to capital preventing you from purchasing new standby power equipment? Perhaps you’re using temporary accommodation, and you need a UPS to protect your systems whilst your office is being refurbished? Or has your company’s growth increased the load you have to protect, leaving you in need of a bigger generator?
Whatever the reason, many companies find they need to hire UP or generator equipment, either … Continue reading →
UPS Systems has donated a fuel cell system to light Trafalgar Square’s Christmas tree. The fuel cell will power the star on top of the tree throughout December and the New Year.
The iconic tree is a tradition that dates back to 1947 when the city of Oslo donated the first tree to the people of London. Oslo has since donated a tree every year to thank the UK for its support of Norway during the Second World … Continue reading →
UPS Systems has supplied one of its new hydrogen fuel cells, the Mobixane, to documentary makers Renegade Pictures. The fuel cell gives Renegade Pictures a virtually silent portable power supply for its 3D camera equipment, which it is using to film a new Sky TV series about Woburn Safari Park.
Renegade Pictures will be filming on location around the safari park. Its 3D cameras require more power than conventional cameras, and the fuel cell will provide the … Continue reading →
We have all been there in the midst of a storm when suddenly the lights go out. Typically, we’re left in the dark for a few hours. But what would happen if a power cut wiped out entire countries for months at a time?
According to National Geographic, “Solar storms are brewing about 93 million miles (150 million kilometres) away, and if one of them reaches Earth, it could knock out communications, scramble GPS, and leave thousands … Continue reading →
Hungerford-based UPS Systems has put up West Berkshire’s first fuel cell powered Christmas tree to celebrate the festive season.
UPS Systems chose to use a fuel cell to power its six-foot tree because it is a topical way to get across the benefits of fuel cell technology. The fuel cell is like a battery. The only difference is that instead of recharging it, it’s refuelled like a generator, in this case with hydrogen. A chemical reaction generates electricity … Continue reading →