GenCell Fuel Cell Tech in Use in Israeli Towns

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Israeli energy company GenCell announced that the Galil Elyon Regional Council in that country has installed its G5 fuel cell solution. The company boasts that the GenCell G5 provides critical back-up power and support to the municipality’s crisis management program.

Founded in 2011, GenCell is a provider of power backup solutions. The company has created a green and cost-effective platform, based on proven fuel cell technologies and suitable for a variety of sectors in both extreme environments and urban surroundings.

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With the ability to withstand a one ton direct missile strike, says the firm, the GenCell G5 ensures that the Galil Elyon mayor’s emergency operating center will remain fully functioning during crisis scenarios. It can provide the essential power needed to keep the Municipality operational during any impending threat and also ensure that it is effective in managing post-attack activities too.

And this is especially important in Israel’s North. This is where countless missiles rained down on towns and cities after Hezbollah indiscriminately launched into civilian areas in Israel during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. It will also be useful to people in the South of Israel who have seen countless missiles and rockets launched by Hamas out of Gaza on civilian targets. Well to be frank, it will be helpful in all of Israel.

Leave it to Startup Nation to develop a new energy system which is also protected against military tanks.

Giora Zals, head of the Galil Elyon Regional Council said, “With threats right on our borders, a solution like the GenCell G5 provides great peace of mind for the Galil Elion Municipality. Whilst we hope never to need it, we know from our own rigorous field testing that the GenCell G5 will kick in whenever needed and enable us to function properly throughout any situation.”

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“The GenCell fuel cell solution is pretty unique. Unlike diesel generators we’ve used before, it doesn’t need to expel any exhaust fumes – just heat and water. Because of this, it can be brought inside a bunker and be properly protected from direct missile strikes. This has huge and fundamental operational advantages for us. It’s game-changing technology for the HLS market and I can see wider use of GenCell’s technology across Israel.”

The GenCell G5 overcomes one of the industry’s biggest problems – power outages caused by security threats. Developed in partnership with IMI (Israeli Military Industry), the GenCell G5 is now available with its own specially designed bomb shelter, enabling it to withstand direct missile strikes of up to one ton of TNT.

Producing 5 kW of steady power, the fully certified G5 can be monitored remotely and requires very low maintenance. A completely clean process, the generator does not emit any CO2. Used in both extreme environments and urban settings, visitors to the GenCell booth at HLS Cyber will learn how the G5 hydrogen-based fuel cell is a more cost-effective, reliable, clean and efficient solution than existing back-up power solutions, such as diesel generators.

Rami Reshef, GenCell CEO said, “Representing the culmination of 20 years of fuel cell development, the GenCell G5 has been rigorously tested by customers in a variety of markets across Europe, North and Latin America – delivering flawless performance.”

“For the first time, there is now a proven solution for the HLS market that provides command and control centers around the world with the critical power to successfully manage extreme situations – delivered with unparalleled reliability. For countries where the need for preparedness is paramount, the GenCell G5 is a must have technology.”

GenCell has 60 employees, a quarter of whom are doctors and professors. The company headquarters are located in Petah Tikva, Israel, and it operates offices in North and Latin America.

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