Inside Towers Features Planetary Power and HyGen

Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on August 5, 2016

Inside Towers released an article today about Planetary Power and our HyGen hybrid generator. Here’s a sneak peek of the article by Alyssa Stahr:

Planetary Power, a Seattle, WA-based company, founded in 2007, produces HyGen, a hybrid generator, which provides a cost-effective, sustainable and reliable alternative to conventional generators. HyGen supports a vital communication link to people, companies or applications that are “off-grid,” meaning out of reach of a conventional or reliable power grid.

CEO Joe Landon said that HyGen will help towers reduce their environmental footprints, many that now run on diesel generators 24 hours a day.

“As you can imagine, that is the worst possible thing for the environment. So, there’s a lot of room for improvement there,” he said. “HyGen reduces the fuel consumption at those sites by 60 percent; that also means 60 percent less emissions. The way we do that is by using our hybrid technology, which is a combination of a small efficient diesel engine, a lithium ion battery bank and a control system.”

Read the full article.