Spokane Valley's ReliOn won a third prize in this year's CTIA Wireless E-Tech awards competition, held in Orlando.
The company's new E-2500 Fuel Cell System came in third in the "green telecom and smart energy solutions category. The winner in that category is the What You See is Photovoltaic Surface, by WYSIPS LLC. Second place went to the LilyPad developed by Wireless NRG, LL.
Media and analysts judged the entries on innovation, functionality, importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor. The entries are on view at www.ctiashow.com/awards.
The E-2500 is marketed toward telecom companies and government users.
The top two green telecom winners both offered innovative physical surface-based systems that convert solar or existing light to energy. The full green telecom category can be viewed here.