German hydrogen firm delivers fuel cells for Indian smart city project


Germany-based hydrogen energy firm SFC Energy has announced the completion of a smart city project in Itanagar, India.

The project was conducted in partnership with Indian firm FC TecNrgy Pvt Ltd. and saw SFC Energy deliver 30 EFOY Pro 2400 fuel cells.

In these smart city applications, the EFOY Pro 2400 fuel cell with its output power of 110M functions as a powerful, reliable, and, above all, environmentally friendly emergency power generator that is connected with a compact 50 Ah battery pack.

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In the event of a power outage, it is capable of permanently bridging downtimes of up to 100 hours with only 10 liters of methanol.

Thus, environmentally friendly fuel cell technology by SFC Energy ensures the security of supply and protects the connected systems at the critically important locations in a city, as they are shut down uncontrollably less often. Where appropriate, the EFOY Pro 2400 fuel cell can also be hybridised with a solar panel and thus unfold its full flexibility.

Numerous Indian metropolises experience occasional power outages. If the power remains off for two or more hours, important applications such as environmental sensors, monitoring systems or wireless routers no longer work and have to be painstakingly restarted afterwards.

Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG., said: “Digitalisation offers numerous opportunities for cities, for example, to manage traffic more intelligently, use illumination more efficiently or monitor environmental conditions. We want to harness the possibilities of the digital transformation process within the framework of smart city applications. Sustainable and above all environmentally friendly energy is the starting point for a connected city. This is where we come in with our powerful and environmentally friendly fuel cell technology and ensure an efficient and reliable power supply,”