SFC Energy: Delivery of major order from the German Bundeswehr for the equipment of additional soldiers completed
- Flexible all-in-one energy solution includes portable JENNY fuel cell, SFC Power Manager, solar panel, hybrid battery and extensive accessories
- System reduces weight, increases mobility and improves endurance of soldiers in action
Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, November 22, 2012 – 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 computers, 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.”
About SFC Energy AG
SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a market leader for off grid and stationary power generation and distribution. With over 25,000 fuel cells sold the Company has successfully and globally established fully commercialized and award winning products in the Consumer, Industry, and Defense & Security markets for many years. Equally successfully, the group develops, produces and globally distributes higher level power management components, e.g. converters and switched mode power supplies. The products increasingly are delivered as power supply system solutions according to customer requirements. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified. The Company is based in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, and operates facilities in the Netherlands and Romania, and a sales organization in the U.S. SFC Energy AG is listed at the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (WKN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).
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