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WCCTV selects EFOY Pro as power source for their Rapid Deployment CCTV Tower surveillance systems

On the occasion of Hanover Fair, SFC Energy presents the popular EFOY Pro fuel cell integrated in the Rapid Deployment CCTV Towers of Wireless CCTV Ltd (WCCTV), Manchester, UK. During the last 2 years over 60 EFOY Pro fuel cells have already been deployed.

WCCTV is a market leading provider of redeployable CCTV, site security, body worn cameras and Remote Condition Monitoring worldwide. The Company’s mobile surveillance systems are utilized by leading local authorities, police forces, housing associations, train operating companies, construction companies, utilities providers and contractors, as well as commercial organizations and integrators. WCCTV’s all-in-one Rapid Deployment CCTV Towers are specifically engineered to meet the challenge of securing remote sites. To ensure uninterrupted off-grid power availability, WCCTV has launched a Tower solution with integrated EFOY Pro fuel cells.

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EFOY fête ses 10 ans – Inscrivez-vous pour une visite d’entreprise !

Aimeriez-vous découvrir la production des piles à combustible EFOY ? À l’occasion des 10 ans d’EFOY, nous vous offrons des visites de notre entreprise à Brunnthal, près de Munich. Nous serions ravis de vous recevoir – seuls ou en groupe.

À quoi s’attendre pour cet évènement?

Après une mise en bouche de bienvenue, vous découvrirez notre ligne de production ainsi que notre département de recherche et développement. Pour ne pas tout vous dévoiler : vous aurez l’occasion de découvrir les coulisses de notre entreprise. Apprenez en plus sur la fabrication de nos piles à combustible, voyez les tests passionnants que toute pile à combustible doit passer, afin de répondre à nos standards de qualité et interrogez nos collaborateurs.

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  • Mardi, 10. mai – 10:00 à 12:00 heures
  • Vendredi, 15. juillet – 10:00 à 12:00 heures
  • Vendredi, 7. octobre – 10:00 à 12:00 heures
  • Vendredi, 25. novembre – 10:00 à 12:00 heures
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    Dutch subsidiary PBF Group B.V. receives major order for External Transformer Units used in high quality laser systems

    SFC Energy announces the receipt of a major order by their Dutch subsidiary PBF B.V. for the delivery of External Transformer Units used for the operation of high tech laser equipment for manufacturing of consumer electronics. The value of the order amounts to EUR 0.7m.

    The new order is a follow up order. PBF’s External Transformer Units were again selected due to their high precision and reliability in delivering smooth power to the laser systems, independent of where in the world the laser systems are used. These units are fully integrated systems, featuring several extra functions, e.g. a Safety Stop function.

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    SFC Energy enters Cooperative Venture With Solar Stik™, Inc. To Broaden Markets

    SFC Energy and Solar Stik™, Inc., a U.S. based leader in the portable power industry, entered the first phase of a multi-phase, cooperative venture with Solar Stik providing collaborative support at its Florida-based headquarters for SFC Energy to better serve its North American customers.

    The collaboration allows SFC Energy to service its fuel cell products at Solar Stik’s St. Augustine facility. During the first phase of the venture, Solar Stik team members will assist SFC Energy in logistics, service, and inventory support. “As fuel cell technologies are rapidly maturing, this alignment of Solar Stik and SFC Energy will position both companies to take advantage of each other’s strategic positions in the field of application,” explained Brian Bosley, CEO of Solar Stik. Both Solar Stik and SFC Energy have complimentary capabilities and both service similar customers in the portable power market space.

    “Solar Stik and SFC Energy are a perfect match. Our U.S. based customers will appreciate the very high level of service and expertise that Solar Stik is known for industry wide. In addition, we will jointly design and manufacture energy solutions for the US market using SFC Energy’s fuel cell products and Solar Stik system integration know-how for our joint customer base,” said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.”

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    Dutch subsidiary PBF and WhisperPower B.V. enter into Power Electronics Manufacturing Agreement

    SFC Energy announces the signing of a power electronics manufacturing agreement of their Dutch subsidiary PBF B.V. with WhisperPower B.V., Drachten, the Netherlands. Whisper Power will have the full range of their popular AC PowerCube high power inverter series produced at SFC Energy’s manufacturing site in Cluj, Romania, which already produces other high quality power electronics of PBF.
    WhisperPower specializes in high quality, quiet, integrated modern hybrid energy systems and efficient electrical system solutions for boats, yachts, vehicles, houses and objects with no or no permanent connection to the grid.

    “We selected SFC Energy’s Romanian manufacturing site due to PBF’s excellent design capabilities and track record in the production of high quality power products,” says Roel ter Heide, owner and director of WhisperPower. “The production of our high-tech, high-quality products requires state-of-the-art electronics know-how and manufacturing expertise. Thanks to the fast, professional production team at Cluj, we can bring our popular products to the customer in excellent quality and turnaround time.”

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    EFOY Pro fuel cell into Video Surveillance Systems of the French Ministry of Defense

    SFC announces receipt of an order by its French distributor, autonomous energy expert AG Systems, Chatillon la Borde, for the delivery of 58 EFOY Pro fuel cells. The EFOY Pro fuel cells will be installed by French system integrator 4G Technology, Mouans Sartoux, to reliably power surveillance systems of the French Ministry of Defense. The French Ministry of Defense uses video surveillance systems for increased site and public area security. Many of their surveillance systems are operated away from the power grid. To ensure 100 percent availability of the systems, reliable off-grid power must be ensured at all times. Solar systems alone cannot ensure 24/7 power availability, because of their dependency upon sunlight. Therefore 4G Technology uses a hybrid approach.

    “We wanted the best of two worlds for absolutely reliable power”, says Eric Girat, CEO of 4G Technology. “Hybridizing solar modules and fuel cells is the perfect combination. The support of SFC Energy’s French distributer AG Systems to our integration project was excellent. We see great potential for this product in the French security and surveillance markets and plan further projects this year.”

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    EFOY Pro fuel cells integrated in Gazprom autonomous energy solution for remote gas production and SCADA applications

    SFC Energy announces the integration of its popular EFOY Pro fuel cell into the autonomous energy system САЭ-110 developed by LLC Gazprom Georesurs. The system will supply reliable power to off-grid gas applications operated by Gazprom, Russia. Gazprom Georesurs selected the EFOY Pro fuel cell for integration into their system after two years of severe field tests in harshest weather and operating conditions. This is a solid prerequisite for further successful market penetration.

    “Our autonomous energy system is the first in Russia with this combination of two alternative power sources”, says Alexander Zhukov, Development Specialist at LLC Gazprom Georesurs. “We needed a system that would operate at least one full year without requiring any user attendance. It also had to be environmentally friendly, as many of our sites are situated in protected areas and national parks. Our energy source will help Gazprom save major logistic and operational costs at their remote production and transportation sites, while ensuring maximum system operability and site protection.”

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    SFC Energy Announces CAD 1.3 million (EUR 0.9 million) purchase order from major international oil & gas producer

    SFC Energy AG today announced the receipt of a CAD 1.3 million (EUR 0.9 million) purchase order from a major international oil producer by SFC Energy’s Canadian subdivision Simark Controls Ltd. (Simark). With this order Simark, an established supplier of high quality custom integrated and manufactured solutions to the international oil & gas industry, continues to demonstrate growth in value added integration services offered to the oil and gas business sector in North America.

    The purchase order scope of supply consists of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) electrical house for submersible pumps (ESPs). Based on their long, established integration expertise, Simark will supply the electrical house complete with VFD, transformer platform, all associated electrical Installation and wiring, as well as all associated components needed for unattended pump operation in any weather. Benefits enabled by Simark’s integrated VFD electrical house solution are significantly improved pump uptimes as well as optimized pump operation and oil production.

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    SFC Energy Announces Integration of its EFOY Fuel Cell into ZephIR Wind Lidar’s Power Product

    SFC Energy AG announced today that ZephIR Lidar, Ledbury, UK, is now including SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro 2400 fuel cell within “ZephIR Power” in sales to its customers located around the world. The ZephIR Power is a low-cost, stand-alone power system designed specifically for the growing wind industry’s continuing adoption of remote sensing, specifically the ZephIR 300 wind lidar. With the addition of the EFOY Pro, the Power system is now capable of up to 12 months autonomous operation.

    “ZephIR 300 provides customers with wind data availability close to 100% all year round,” said Ewan Abbot, General Manager - Operations at ZephIR Lidar. “Through a decade of practical remote sensing experience, we are now able to offer a power solution to match our customers’ needs.”

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    SFC Energy presents new EFOY ProCabinet with an integrated 500 W fuel cell

    On the occasion of Global Petroleum Show SFC Energy AG introduces a new addition to their portfolio of reliable off-grid power generators: The EFOY ProCabinet 4120S integrated with our new EFOY Pro 12000 Duo, a 500 W fuel cell, delivering reliable, weather independent off grid power in demanding professional and industrial applications. Serial production of the EFOY Pro 12000 will begin in end of 2015.

    The new ProCabinet integrates proven SFC fuel cell technology with maximum application flexibility with SFC’s most powerful fuel cell to date: It features a nominal power of 500 W and a power capacity of 12,000 Wh per day. Cabinets can be combined as required to provide additional power

    “EFOY Pro 12000 Duo is another product in our innovation portfolio towards higher performance, more flexibility and ever increased user convenience”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.

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