Cambridge UK based Telgenco has launched a new DC generator targeted specifically for renewable energy deployments and remote telecoms sites.CEO Simon Albury said the Quiet48-5 genset had a number of features that made it ideally suited for renewable deployments.
“These include an internal 48V battery bank, a solar PV charger, and a secure remote management system that allows the genset to be managed and monitored from anywhere on the planet,” he said.
The genset has a high capacity internal fuel tank and also has a 100 per cent biofuel option.
“The 100 per cent biofuel option combined with solar allows for green energy deployments to control a wide range of remote equipment including cellular sites, microwave communications sites, environmental monitoring stations and remote defence assets,” said Albury.
Increasing numbers of remote cellular sites are being run on a combination of diesel and solar systems. The GSM Association's Green Power for Mobile programme is an initiative to advance the use of renewable energy sources by the mobile industry to power 118,000 new and existing off-grid base stations in developing countries. So far just over 10,000 sites have been installed with a further 10,000 planned.
Telgenco also believes there is a good business case for use of its systems in developed countries.
“Coverage is still a service differentiator in many developed countries,” said Albury. “In remote places getting a power supply to the optimum site location can be the major cost of a new site, using a combined solar and generator solution or a dual generator solution can save a huge amount of the capital costs of remote sites and allow operators to offer better coverage than their competitors.”
Telgenco is part of Controllis Limited, the Controllis development team has a background in telecoms, power generation, defence and Formula 1 motorsport sectors. The company, founded in 2008, is privately owned and funded by the management team, a number of private investors and Cambridge based Martlet.
Business Weekly exclusively revealed the startup company’s global growth plans in August when it secured major new investment from Martlet and revealed its first export order – a signature deal with a client in the US defence sector.
The breakthrough US contract promises to be the springboard to further global orders for the company’s remote management system for generators and other plant.
Albury used funding from the sale of 3Way Networks, where he was a co-founder, to found Pasmarine and subsidiaries, Telgenco and Milgenco.