Sprint Using Renewable Energy For Backup Power System

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Sprint $250,000 to test fuel-cell-powered backup systems for rooftop telecommunications systems, which should reduce carbon emissions while being easier to install and refuel than older systems. Air Products, Altergy Systems, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Inc., CommScope Inc., First Element Energy LLC, IGX Group, Inc. and ReliOn Inc. will participate with Sprint in the project.

Ernest Moniz, U.S. secretary of energy, said in a release: “Reduced oil dependence is an important part of President Obama’s energy security and climate plans, and hydrogen and fuel cell technologies will help ensure America’s continued leadership in clean energy innovation.”

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