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Bringing Mobile Phone Coverage to Rural Areas With a Green, Off-Grid Energy Solution

Diverse Energy’s PowerCube replaces diesel generators with fuel cell technology that takes industrial gas and converts it into electricity with zero local carbon emissions

"The LabVIEW graphical programming environment helps with rapid development and deployment. If we had undertaken the same programming challenges in a text-based language, we wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are now in the development cycle."

- Dr. Mike Rendall, Diverse Energy Ltd

The Challenge:
Developing a green, off-grid energy solution to power mobile phone base stations in rural Africa.

The Solution:
Using NI CompactRIO hardware and NI LabVIEW software to control and monitor ammonia cracking to deliver regulated DC electrical power that produces only clean water and nitrogen as by-products. This new PowerCube system provides a clean and reliable electrical supply to rural areas of Africa, and, as a result, enables mobile phone coverage to become more stable and far-reaching.

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