SFC Energy, a technology and market leader for portable, mobile, and off-grid power generation and distribution, has delivered a major order placed at the end of March 2012 by the German Bundeswehr.
Following the introduction of the company’s system in 2010, the German Bundeswehr ordered equipment for additional soldiers with the portable JENNY fuel cell in a new energy network in March 2012.
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 €5m and will be recognised in the company’s 2012 sales.
In a 72-hour-mission the SFC power solution reduces the load of a soldier by up to 80% compared with 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," said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.
"Major weight reductions combined with reliable energy supply result in significantly improved mission conditions and increase the soldiers’ safety in operation."