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Cat introduces hybrid power systems for telecommunications industry

Caterpillar’s energy division has recently launched hybrid power solutions for the nation’s mobile communication needs, which the company says can significantly reduce operating costs including a major decrease in fuel consumption.

The hybrid power solutions were recently profiled by Cat engine
dealer Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) at the Smart Power
Conference in Brisbane last month.

Cat is now offering a wide range of hybrid telecom systems that
provide power solutions incorporating renewable resources.

Some of the elements utilised by Cat in its hybrid power
solutions include:

  • Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
  • Wind turbines
  • Robust long-life batteries
  • Diesel or gas generator sets
  • Highly Efficient Power Electronics

EPSA adds the new systems can offer several benefits to the
telecom industry such as 30-100 per cent decrease in fuel
consumption, extended maintenance and replacement intervals, and
payback periods of three years or less in many instances.

Some of the features of the power systems, according to EPSA,

  • Factory-built and factory-tested system for high reliability
    and site uptime
  • Remote monitoring, control and alarms
  • Multiple small components operating in parallel to enhance
    reliability (PV charge controllers, rectifiers, solar panels)
  • Removal and replacement of major components without power
    interruption (Hot Swap)
  • Vandal-resistant enclosures
  • AC Convenience outlet for powering technician laptop
  • Auxiliary power outputs for utilisation of excess electricity
    produced by solar and wind
  • Suitability for remote area applications

EPSA National Business Manager for Power Generation Retail Kim
Howlett says Caterpillar is working hard to do their part in
protecting the environment.

“Caterpillar is helping drive positive and sustainable change on
every continent by designing, installing and servicing power
systems that reduce operating costs and significantly decrease fuel
consumption,” he says.

The new Cat hybrid power systems are now available via EPSA.
Find out more on EPSA’s

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