Fuel cell maker Ballard Power Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PLC, expanding the range of clean energy applications they will focus on under an existing fuel cell system collaboration agreement.
Ballard and Delta recently announced their collaboration agreement in relation to sales of fuel cell-powered backup power systems in the India telecommunications market, under which an initial purchase order was issued by Delta earlier this month.
Under the new MOU, the collaboration agreement has been expanded to encompass utilization of fuel cell-powered backup power systems in additional India market applications, including commercial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for data centers, industrial power solutions and distributed power generation.
This is a strategic agreement underpinning Ballard’s participation in India’s expanding economy, where GDP growth is projected at more than seven-percent annually for the next several years. There are numerous applications in which clean fuel cells can replace dirty lead-acid batteries and noisy, polluting diesel generators.—John Sheridan, Ballard President and CEO