19 Jun 2017, Press Release
Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, partners with KNS Communications, Denver, CO, USA for the distribution of SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells in critical off grid applications.
Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, June 19, 2017 – Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, partners with KNS Communications, Denver, CO, USA for the distribution of SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells in critical off grid applications.
KNS Communications use the EFOY Pro fuel cells as an off-grid power source for engineered, high performance, outdoor wireless networks in the most demanding mining, oil and gas, agriculture, public safety, utilities, higher education and government communication environments. The fuel cells are hybridized with solar to ensure ultimate reliability: When solar is unable to deliver enough power, the fuel cell automatically switches on and compensates for the shortfall in energy ensuring the battery bank always remains sufficiently charged to provide power for the off-grid equipment. Large oversized solar arrays and battery banks are avoided and the reliability of the system is increased significantly with years of fuel autonomy versus the traditional few days of battery autonomy.
“With their green footprint, minimal fuel consumption, fully autonomous operation and extreme weather capabilities EFOY Pro fuel cells are the best remote power solutions on the market”, says Don Leyn, Director of Business Development at KNS Communications. “We offer them in customized trailer based and stationary communication system solutions.”
“We are excited to partner with KNS Communications”, says Derek L’Hirondelle, VP Instrumentation, Automation & Energy at Simark Controls. “Our combined offer of KNS Communications’ high performance wireless network expertise and the EFOY Pro fuel cells’ ultimate power reliability brings optimum efficiency, flexibility and convenience to users of off-grid communication systems all over Canada and the U.S.”
More information on the off grid power and automation portfolios of SFC Energy and Simark Control for security & safety, oil & gas, wind, traffic management, environmental and telecommunications applications at www.efoy-pro.com, www.sfc.com and www.simark.com. More information on the product portfolio of KNS Communications at www.knsdenver.com.
KNS Communications has been engineering, deploying and maintaining wireless ecosystems in a multitude of environments including mining, oil and gas, agriculture, public safety, utilities, higher education and governments since 1979. The experienced KNS team of RF engineers has expertise covering the broad range of wireless technologies such as Microwave, Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, WiFi Mesh, Two-Way Radio and SCADA.
Simark Controls Ltd., a company of SFC Energy AG, is a service oriented, value added sales company specializing in custom integrated and manufactured solutions of high quality instrumentation, automation, energy and power products. Simark provides instrumentation & measurement systems, power components & drives, security & surveillance equipment for the oil & gas industry and mining, forestry & community supply markets. Simark is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with sales offices in Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alberta, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Vancouver, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec.
SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. With the Clean Energy and Clean Power Management business segments, SFC Energy is a sustainably profitable fuel cell producer. The Company distributes its award-winning products worldwide and has sold more than 50,000 fuel cells to date. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (GSIN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).