Altergy’s rugged fuel cells produce clean power at the point of use and provide extended runtime benefits, making them ideal replacements for outdated batteries and generators. Altergy fuel cells cost less and weigh less than batteries and generators, and our modular design delivers the right amount of power when and where you need it.
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Altergy Fuel Cells vs. VRLA Batteries
Altergy fuel cells have lower CapEx costs, ongoing maintenance costs, and total cost of ownership than batteries.
Altergy fuel cells weigh a fraction of VRLA batteries, take up less space, and are ideal for rooftop installation.
Batteries tend to be replaced every three-to-five years, have a significant impact on landfill management, and must be disposed of through a heavily regulated process; our fuel cells produce clean power and have a design life of more than 15 years.
Heat, other environmental conditions, and discharge cycle rates can decrease battery lifespan; Altergy fuel cells maintain their performance in extreme hot or cold temperatures and have provided uninterrupted power where legacy systems have failed.
Batteries typically deliver up to four hours of performance, insufficient runtimes to adequately back-up critical systems; Altergy fuel cells can provide up to 120 hours of continuous runtime on a single fuel fill-up.
Batteries require constant monitoring and field maintenance conducted by skilled technicians; the primary maintenance required for Altergy fuel cells is replacing air filters once a year.
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Altergy Fuel Cells vs. Diesel Generators
Altergy fuel cells have lower CapEx costs, ongoing maintenance costs, and total cost of ownership than diesel generators.
Altergy fuel cells weigh less than diesel generators and avoid the fire risks that often prevent diesel generators from qualifying for rooftop installation permits.
Diesel generators face ongoing regulatory restrictions in an effort to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change; Altergy fuel cells are CARB-certified to produce zero emissions at the source.
Extreme temperatures, prolonged periods of inactivity, and extended continuous runtime can degrade diesel generator performance; Altergy fuel cells maintain their performance in extreme hot or cold temperatures and have provided uninterrupted power where legacy systems have failed.
During the 2003 grid outage in the Northeastern U.S. many diesel generators failed due to mechanical failure after running for more than 24 hours; Altergy fuel cells can provide up to 120 hours of continuous runtime on a single fuel fill-up.
Diesel generators often must be modified to comply with local noise ordinances and typically have considerable maintenance schedules and replacement part expenses; the primary maintenance required for Altergy fuel cells is replacing air filters once a year.