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EFOY Pro fuel cell powers Event Monitoring Systems on board of Volkswagen Amarok Pickup

SFC Energy announces another security & surveillance success of their popular EFOY Pro fuel cells: Volkswagen uses the maintenance free, environmentally friendly power sources for mobile event monitoring systems on board of their Amarok Pickup. The truck, a pilot for future mobile utility vehicles, is already in operation.

The Amarok Pickup with mobile monitoring system is part of Volkswagen’s security strategy. Video systems on board use a proprietary Volkswagen technology, developed for autonomous, mobile operation with maximum flexibility in any terrain and independent from the grid. The system features immediate readiness with minimum personnel. The integrated fuel cell is responsible for the power supply. Equipped with two 28 l cartridges it will reliably power the on-board systems for over five days without any user intervention.

“We selected the EFOY Pro 12000 Duo for two reasons”, says Andreas Fietze, Group Security Volkswagen. “In operation, it is silent and environmentally friendly: No noise, no emissions! The decisive advantage for us, however, is the tripled autonomy of the on-board systems thanks to the fuel cell. Up to now our teams had to maintain and refuel a generator every second day. Now, the fuel cell powers the monitoring systems on board for up to six days, without us having to do a thing. We can minimize our personnel resources and use them instead for other important tasks.“

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New fuel tank size MT60 for even longer autonomy

SFC Energy has added a new 60 l tank to their EFOY fuel cartridge portfolio. The new tank features SFC Energy’s proprietary security valve. The tank was specifically developed for off-grid and back-up industry applications.

“We created this fuel tank specifically for customers who require even longer autonomy for their off-grid systems”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “Many applications in the oil & gas, off-shore, wind industry and many security and surveillance systems have to work reliably over 6 to 12 months without a single user intervention. The MT60 is an important prerequisite for this.”

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Hybrid EFOY ProCabinet with 500 W fuel cell for pipeline applications of major midstream Oil & Gas company

SFC Energy announces the installation of its new EFOY Pro Hybrid Cabinet with an integrated 500 W fuel cell. The fully integrated power solution was selected by Christiansen Engineering Group, Calgary, a specialist in engineering, drafting, automation, procurement and construction management services for the Western Canadian oil and gas industry, to reliably power demanding off-grid pipeline applications of a major midstream company in the Western Canadian oil & gas sector.

SFC Energy’s EFOY ProCabinet Hybrid Solution will power remote densitometers and associated heaters along pipelines. The EFOY ProCabinet Hybrid Solution uses SFC Energy’s most powerful fuel cell to date, the EFOY Pro 12000 Duo, combined with solar panels and batteries for a 12/24 Volt DC power system. The system was developed for extreme temperatures from -40°C to +50°C. Remote operation capabilities enable data collection, system configuration, and monitoring. All components are housed in a weatherproof enclosure.

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SFC Energy receives largest Asian single order for EFOY Pro

SFC Energy announces the receipt of a major order by its Singapore sales & marketing partner Innoverde Pte. Innoverde serving prime customer Oneberry Technologies in Singapore will procure several hundred units of EFOY Pro 2400 over the next 24 months with the first of deliveries planned for coming weeks. Fuel cells will be used to provide reliable off grid power to security and surveillance equipment in Singapore.

“Our clients demand superior surveillance technology and flawless operation, and we select components to fulfill and secure their demand accordingly. This includes the vital energy source”, says Ken Pereira, CEO of Oneberry Technologies. “The EFOY Pro fuel cell is not only a very ecofriendly power generator, but also an extremely reliable one: It provides power at any time and in any weather to critical infrastructure and environmental equipment to ensure 24/7 system readiness.”

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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.

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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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