SFC Energy AG, technology and market leader for portable, mobile, and off-grid power generation and distribution, has delivered the major order placed end of March 2012 by the German Bundeswehr. After introduction of the system in 2010, in March 2012 the German Bundeswehr had ordered the equipment for additional soldiers with the portable JENNY fuel cell by SFC Energy in a new energy network. The system solution consists of the portable JENNY fuel cell, the SFC Power Manager, a hybrid battery specially tailored to the system, and a solar panel as alternative power source, plus extensive accessories. As a powerful and flexible power supply, the energy network allows operation of widely different power consumers – e.g. radios, navigational equipment, night-vision equipment, laser range-finders, portable com-puters, and PDAs - which can be used stationary and on the march. The net order volume amounts to just under 5 million EUR and will be recognized in the 2012 sales.
In a 72-hour-mission the SFC power solution reduces the load of a soldier by up to 80 percent compared to conventional solutions. Power supply and energy management are fully automatic, practically soundless, emission-free, and almost undetectable.
“With the delivery of this third serial order of the German Bundeswehr, SFC Energy strengthens its position as a system supplier of autonomous power solutions for defense applications“, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG. “Major weight reductions combined with reliable energy supply result in significantly improved mission conditions and increase the soldiers’ safety in operation.”
Source: SFC Energy
Date: Nov 23, 2012