SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, announces a delivery of Next Generation Fuel Cell systems (NGFC) to an international defense force. The delivery has a value of EUR 0.6 million.
The NGFC system has been designed and developed under a joint development agreement (JDA) as a fully integrated power source for underground off-grid defense applications. It will power stationary off-grid applications automatically for five years with minimum user intervention. This makes it the ideal power source for covert and undercover scenarios. In the above application, the fuel cells are installed underground together with up to two hundred liters of fuel. If needed, refueling is done from above ground in just a few minutes.
In covert applications the underground fuel cell is even more valuable, as solar modules cannot be used here due to their high visibility and the need for regular cleaning from dust.
“Especially in underground applications our fuel cell technology offers many decisive advantages over conventional power supplies,” says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “The fuel cells will operate the electrical systems for years without requiring service or maintenance. The system is completely invisible and will operate 24/7 in any season and weather. These are the reasons, why we are selling more and more of our fuel cells not only in defense and border protection scenarios, but also in many security and civilian covert and underground applications,” he further added.
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