11 February 2009 – The UK’s Energetix Group, a developer of new and sustainable alternative energy products, has announced that its subsidiary Pnu Power has received an order to supply a 4 kW Pnu Power compressed air energy system to Telecom Italia, one of Europe’s largest telecom providers.
This order was secured through Pnu Power’s Italian distribution partner, O.S.A.T. Elettronica s.r.l.
The unit will be installed at one of Telecom Italia’s regional exchanges, covering the area of Cafasse near Turin, where it will provide back-up power to the company’s landline services.
The installation is part of an evaluation exercise by Telecom Italia to validate, in a real-life application, the increased reliability and reduced maintenance that a Pnu Power unit delivers compared to battery-based systems.
This order is Pnu Power’s first in Europe, and follows its 10 December 2008 contract to supply 20 kW Pnu Power systems to P&E Automation Inc. of San Diego, California.
Adrian Hutchings, CEO of Energetix Group plc, added: “This is a significant step in application development and market awareness of our back-up power technology and we are pleased to be working with such a significant partner in a priority market, both in terms of sector and geography.”