With EFOY COMFORT SFC introduces a new fuel cell generation to the international market


  • EFOY COMFORT now available in three performance classes replaces the previous EFOY fuel cell series for the leisure market
  • The new units impress by a functional, new design and are even more efficient and quieter
  • Customers benefit from a performance increase of up to 15 percent

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, 26 May 2011 – The success story continues: with EFOY COMFORT, SFC Energy AG, the technological and market leader in mobile and off-grid energy solutions on fuel cell basis, is introducing a new, further optimised series of its popular power generator for mobile homes, sailing yachts and holiday cabins to the market. The new on-board power supply for recreational applications, even quieter and proven fit for year-round service, is available in three performance classes. The three new EFOY COMFORT models replace the previous EFOY series of five models throughout Europe. Starting in June 2011, the new EFOY COMFORT will also be available to retail customers through authorised dealers.

In addition to a further increase in performance, the new EFOY COMFORT series is above all characterised by the fact that it is now even quieter, thanks to the intelligent utilisation of vibration-absorbing attenuators from the automobile industry: this whisper-quiet power generator is scarcely audible, even right under your bed. ”The new EFOY COMFORT systems are our response to the ideas and wishes of our mobile home and marine customers,“ says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG. “They wanted greater quiet, improved ease of handling and higher-performance units. The EFOY COMFORT fuel cells offer them exactly that. And what will please them just as much: thanks to the technical achievements of our development engineers, they will save in terms of purchase price, compared with the previous units.“ Although the performance of the new EFOY COMFORT increases by up to 15 percent, the customers benefit from an up to 15 percent improved price performance ratio.

And handling has been further optimised, as well. The new EFOY COMFORT units have an intuitive, user-friendly menu navigation, a larger display enables greater reading ease, and with the expert mode for the first time users can configure individual settings, such as adjusting threshold levels. Furthermore, the EFOY COMFORT appears in a new, appealing and functional design. Dr. Podesser explains this innovation: “In our discussions with customers, we learned that many mobile home and sailboat owners are true electronics experts. We have built in this function with them in mind.“ 

The new EFOY COMFORT series consists of three units with a charge capacity of 80, 140 or 210 Ah per day, enabling customers to select the perfect energy supply for their individual power needs with ease. With the aid of a simple test on the SFC website, customers can easily choose their required performance class.

With the EFOY COMFORT product line, SFC once again demonstrates its leadership in innovation and its clear orientation towards customer requirements for comprehensive solutions that users need only to plug in and switch on. The success speaks for itself: currently the company has sold over 21,000 of its eco-friendly, low-noise power generators world-wide, and a customer satisfaction survey conducted by SFC shows: 93 percent of SFC customers would always purchase EFOY devices again. In the magazine 'promobil''s readers's survey, EFOY has consistently taken its place among the Top 3 brands for four years in a row; over 50 mobile home manufacturers throughout Europe offer EFOY with their vehicles.

More information is available at www.efoy.com and www.sfc.com.

About SFC Energy AG


SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets. As one ofGermany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries.  Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has shipped more than 20,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for more than six years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified. SFC is based inBrunnthal,Germany, and has a sales and technical service office in the U.S. SFC Energy AG is listed in the Prime Standard on the German stock exchange (WKN 756857).

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