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Posted by lkgeo1 on July 30, 2006, 12:22 pm

Plug Power - Fuel Cell Systems for Telecom Backup Power
Plug Power, a global leader in clean, reliable, on-site energy,
develops and manufactures stationary Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM)
fuel cells that supply power to the wireless, telecom and utility

The company's leading product line, GenCore, is designed for critical
backup power in the outside plant. Operating at 5kW and fuelled
directly by hydrogen, GenCore offers its users lower life-cycle costs,
zero emissions and reliable operation at extreme temperatures.

All GenCore products are based on Plug Power's modular and scalable 5kW
power platform, which provides a high level of flexibility to meet
diverse customer needs.

Today's telecoms are faced with unprecedented threats to customer
retention. Chief among them are call performance and reliability.
Consumers regularly measure providers by how well they provide
uninterrupted service before and during power interruptions.

At the same time, the skyrocketing demand for more services - graphics,
web access, music and video, to name a few - requires more robust, more
distributed network power than ever before.

Unfortunately, incumbent technologies are falling short in the new
distributed, outside plant. Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries
can be unpredictable, hazardous and expensive to maintain, while
generator sets often present noise issues. This has led many telecom
leaders to see new solutions.

GenCore systems answer the challenges of today's outside plant. They
provide an immediate, extended response to power interruptions over a
broad range of outdoor conditions (-40C to 46C). The systems always
operate at full load as long as there is fuel - there is no degradation
of voltage as with batteries.

Their maintenance schedule (once every three years) and longer life
(ten years versus three to five for outdoor battery systems) mean lower
lifecycle costs. When operating on hydrogen, GenCore produces zero
emissions with nearly silent operation.

Plug Power's recycling program eliminates the disposal issues often
encountered with batteries. And because fuel cells represent a capital
expense, they free up operating budgets to meet telecom growth

GenCore's PEM fuel cell stacks deliver efficient, clean and quiet DC
power. Integrated sensors provide continuous feedback for optimal
system performance, and power options include -48VDC or +24VDC.

The scalable hydrogen fuel storage can meet specific site and provider

GenCore's freeze-tolerant design complies with NEBS Level 3 standards
and the well-insulated and painted rugged cabinet protects the system

By using GenCore, you can:

Provide immediate response to power interruptions
Increase network reliability
Add redundancy to existing backup power solutions or (where needed)
replace existing battery technology
Increase network security through effective power distribution in the
outside plant
Decrease dependence on grid-supplied power
Improve the life of your power infrastructure
Alleviate facility space constraints caused by existing battery banks
GenCore also reduces lifecycle costs by eliminating frequent
maintenance, replacement and disposal of existing batteries. The
transportation and labour costs associated with generator relocation
during outages also disappear.

GenCore provides a scalable, cost-effective, redundant power
architecture that can increase in size simply by increasing fuel

Plug Power, Inc.
968 Albany-Shaker Road
New York 12110
Tel: +1 518 782 7700
Fax: +1 518 782 9060
Email: government@plugpower.com
URL: www.plugpower.com

Posted by Vaughn Simon on July 30, 2006, 1:34 pm

Plug Power - Fuel Cell

     Your persistent spamming is not doing your employer any good.  I am in a
position where I could well buy something like this for my employer some day,
but I don't do business with spammers, because they have already shown a
disregard for the public they claim to want to serve.


Posted by wmbjk on July 30, 2006, 3:00 pm

On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 13:34:24 GMT, "Vaughn Simon"

He's trying to hype a weak stock http://tinyurl.com/kn8j7  and
http://tinyurl.com/e8des , because Usenet spamming is the first thing
smart investors look for in a company.  :-)

Check out the graph showing the stock's price history here
http://quicktake.morningstar.com/Stock/StockReturns.asp?Country=USA&Symbol=PLUG&pgid=qtqnlinkretn ,
and guess whether the nitwit purchased way back when the price was 6
times what it is now, or a year ago when it was only twice what it is


Posted by danny burstein on July 30, 2006, 3:09 pm

 [ lots of deserved attacks against a spammer deleted. No
need to see them all twice... ]

With the disclosure that I am a shareholder in Plug, let me

a) that spammer deserves to listen to Vogon Poetry
   and, if that doesn't reform him (or kill him...)
b) the wit and poetry of Donald Rumsfeld.

That being said, Plug Power, while in debt up
to the hairline, does, at leat have some products
that are starting to sell in niche markets, and
has a decent R&D program.

Unfortunatly, the entire fuel cell approach
is very shaky...

Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

Posted by lkgeo1 on July 31, 2006, 8:23 pm

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danny burstein wrote:

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