A pre-packaged hybrid power system for remote telecommunications is being offered by New World Power Technology Co of Vermont, formerly known as Northern Power Systems and now a division of wind plant developer, New World Power. The TelePower was released in late January. Wind or solar supply the primary power with fossil-fuel generators providing back-up or supplemental power. TelePower has a pay-back period of only two to four years, as it minimises generator running time, and reduces fuel and maintenance costs, says the company. Coastal or mountain-top applications with average equipment loads of 600 to 3000 W are ideal.