An alternate solution would be a microturbine which I has been used in Houston in a UPS system. Capstone s 60KW (~$60k) burns natural gas atMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 16, 2005View Source
An alternate solution would be a microturbine which I has been used in Houston in a UPS system. Capstone’s 60KW (~$60k) burns natural gas at <3 ppm NOx (very low) and also happens to put out the 80kVA you are looking for.
Gary Beck, P.E.
4010 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Suite 114
Houston, Texas 77025
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Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 3:44 PM
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Subject: [hreg] APC InfraStruXure with Integrated Fuel Cell (fwd)
I've been researching large UPSs (60-80KVA) for work, and I ran across this
information. Basically, APC is making hydrogen fuel cells as an alternative
to batteries in their UPSs.
I don't think they'd be practical for a home or small business (unless you
could make your own hydrogen for cheap), but they are pretty interesting.
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Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:20:48 -0400
Subject: APC InfraStruXure with Integrated Fuel Cell
Thank you for your interest in APC's InfraStruXure with Integrated Fuel
The ideal niche for this product is:
* APC InfraStruXure customer with 10-30kW total load
*They need HOURS of extended runtime
*They face hurdles installing an engine genset due to permitting
difficulties or they are in a pollution "non-attainment" zone
* Batteries are impractical to provide hours of runtime for their
* The customer wants to demonstrate thought leadership and/or "green"
The cost of the system for our early adopter program is $2500/kW, or
$25,000 per 10kW module.
A maximum of 3 X 10kW modules (30kW) can fit in a single VX rack.
Quote for fuel cell extended run portion of the system:
$2500/KW, or $25,000 per 10kW power increment.
For example, an entry level 10kW system would cost $25,000 and includes
installation of the following hardware:
*1 ea 10kW Fuel Cell Module
*1 ea DC-DC Boost Converter
*1 ea System Controller
*1 ea condensate tray and pump
*1 ea plate heat exchanger
*1 ea FCXR rack enclosure
*1 ea exhaust ventilation assembly
* 1 ea hydrogen supply safety valve (attached to rack)
* 1year/1000hour warranty
* Installation instructions and operation manuals
The customer is responsible for purchasing and installing:
* hydrogen supply pipeline and supply manifold
* hydrogen bottles (fuel costs typically $16-$20 per bottle + small
* cooling supply loop and plumbing - dry cooler, chilled water or city
* exhaust ventilation ductwork
* fuel cell stack "inerts" purge line
* purchase 10kW capable APC InfraStruXure UPS system
APC estimates $15k-$25k for the plumbing, cooling and ventilation
APC will supply "cut sheets" to serve as guide for materials and layout for
hydrogen supply, cooling and ventilation.
Please feel free to email Eric and/or I with any questions you may have.
Business Development, Emerging Technologies