UK-based fuel cell engineering company Intelligent Energy has this week established a formal distribution with US-based Parry Labs better serve the US market in response to increased demand.
As a leading solutions provider to the US Department of Defence, Parry Labs has in-depth knowledge of the design and operation of Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell power modules.
Intelligent Energy’s UAV fuel cell power modules are one of the most light and power dense available on the market, offering many advantages to its customers.
The company’s fuel cell technology achieves three times the flight duration compared to batteries, while their compact lightweight design allows them to lift larger UAVs carrying heavier, more powerful payloads.
Through the partnership, Parry Labs will undertake compete engineering for both retrofit or new design applications and offer Intelligent Energy in-field support and on-going operation and maintenance services.
Lee Juby, Chief Sales Officer at Intelligent Energy, welcomed the news. “This is the fourth partnership announcement we have issued in the last few weeks, and I am delighted to welcome Parry Labs to our new, but rapidly growing, network of distributors.”
“We understand the importance of providing our customers with knowledgeable contacts in their region who can provide the necessary level of support required, as demonstrated by our other recent partnership announcements.”
Offering an example of achievable flight time to show the difference an Intelligent Energy FCPM can make, Lee Juby added, “A retrospectively fitted 650W FCPM mounted onto a typical fixed wing sUAS drone could extend flight time to over 15 hours from less than five hours operation with batteries.”
John Parkes, Chief Executive Officer of Parry Labs, said, “Parry Labs is excited to partner with Intelligent Energy in bringing disruptive hydrogen power solutions to the US Aerospace and Defence markets.”
“We believe hydrogen fuel cells will provide our customers with superior solutions. This technology will revolutionise a wide range of applications, including unmanned aircraft, ground systems, edge computing, communications systems, and maritime systems.”