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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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SFC guided company tour

You would like to see where our EFOY fuel cells are produced? This year we’re celebrating our 10 year EFOY anniversary and would like invite you to join our free guided company tour at our production site in Brunnthal near Munich. We are looking forward to your visit regardless as to whether you come alone or in a group.

What can you expect from our company tour?
We will provide you with a comprehensive insight behind the scenes. After a little snack you will have a tour of our production line and R&D. Learn more about the fuel cell’s construction and experience the exciting tests the fuel cells pass through in order to reach our highest quality standards. Take the chance and to ask our EFOY team any questions you may have.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, 10.05.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 15.07.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 07.10.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 25.11.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • We looking forward to your visit!

    Register now!

    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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    Henry Merhoff named President of U.S. subsidiary SFC Energy Inc.

    SFC Energy announces the nomination of Henry Merhoff as President of SFC Energy Inc., U.S. subsidiary of European SFC Energy AG. Most recently Henry was Chief Technology Officer of LCG, a consulting company, and previously a senior technologist for the Department of Defense with a focus on future technology to support test and evaluation. In this position, he managed and deployed advanced Fuel Cells and created the Virtual Missile Range, combining live, virtual and constructive simulation for Naval Cruise Missile Defense Training. He was Advanced Development Program Manager in the Mobile Sea Range program. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a Certified Test and Evaluation Professional.

    “We have been working with Henry for a long time. Over the years, he contributed to several of our U.S. defense success stories with his insight, network and expertise,” says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “Henry knows us as a customer. We believe that he is the perfect person to communicate our North American customers’ needs to SFC Energy and to help us customize our popular power products even better to the demanding requirements in the U.S. and Canadian off-grid power markets. Henry Merhoff’s nomination as President of SFC Energy Inc. is our clear commitment to intensify our engagement in North America.”

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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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    Toyota Tsusho Corporation becomes official partner for EFOY Pro fuel cells in Japan

    SFC Energy AG announces the signing of a new partner agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corporation: In the context of the agreement Toyota Tsusho will become an official representative of SFC in Japan. A first order of EFOY Pro fuel cells has already been shipped for sale by Toyota Tsusho in Japan.

    Toyota Tsusho is one of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION group companies. As TOYOTA group's sole general trading company Toyota Tsusho promotes the development of new business from a global perspective. Both Toyota Tsusho and SFC Energy see a large market opportunity for SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells in Japan.

    “We believe that the addition of the EFOY Pro fuel cells to our diversified Toyota Tsusho portfolio will bring optimum benefit and flexibility to our customers and will further strengthen our position in the alternative energy sector”, says Assistant General Manager, Mr. Takahiro Sugitani of Toyota Tsusho.

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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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