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EFOY COMFORT fuel cell wins 2nd place in promobil reader survey

The EFOY COMFORT fuel cells of SFC Energy have won an important award. The Company announced this on the opening of CMT caravanning fair, Stuttgart, Germany.

The readers of “promobil”, Europe’s biggest motor home magazine, have once again ranked the EFOY COMFORT fuel cell among their top 3 favorite brands in the magazine’s annual reader survey. This year, EFOY achieved the prestigious second place in the power generator category. Every year, the promobil reader survey honors the most popular motor home and accessory brands on the basis of a survey performed among the magazine’s readers. The results of the survey directly reflect the winning brands’ acceptance in the market.

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Over 50 % of this year’s Minitransat boats use EFOY COMFORT fuel cell

The EFOY COMFORT fuel cell of SFC Energy AG, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, is made for winners. In this year’s Minitransat regatta over 50 % of the registered boats have a fuel cell on board: 45 of the 84 registered boats use the popular power generator for providing environmentally friendly power to critical communication and navigation equipment and other devices on board, on demand and without any user intervention.

“In single-handed sailing, any device the skipper does not have to operate and every kg less means a competitive edge”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “Our fuel cell is connected to the battery that supplies power to the devices. The fuel cell continuously monitors the battery’s charge state and recharges it on demand, fully automatically. The skipper does not have to do a thing, and yet he can always be sure that his devices will be reliably powered at any time.”

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EFOY COMFORT on board of a World Record

Congratulations to Mikael Ryking and his co-skipper Irina Gracheva for their great achievement. The two monohull sailors sailed within 13 days, 5 hours and 19 minutes from Bermuda to Plymouth (2870 miles) with the EFOY COMFORT on board. World record!

"We are very pleased with the EFOY fuel cell. It simply runs smooth and silently and we didn't need to charge our batteries at any time with the diesel engine during the 2870 nautical miles passage that took us 13 days to complete. We had some seriously challenging weather with 45 knots of wind on average for three days in a row. The sea grows wild and we were knocked down with mast and sails in the sea at two occasions. But the EFOY fuel cell continued as before to deliver power to the onboard electronics. Amazing! This is part of the future.” Mikael Ryking, skipper of Talanta

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Photo by Irina Gracheva

Successo sensazionale alla OSTAR 2017

È stato incoronato il vincitore della OSTAR 2017. Per la seconda volta consecutiva Andrea Mura vince con Vento di Sardegna la regata OSTAR da Plymouth al Rhode Island. Nella traversata del Nord Atlantico, Andrea Mura è stato supportato a bordo dalla sua EFOY COMFORT. Insieme a Loick Peryron, egli è l’unico navigatore in solitario ad aver vinto per due volte la OSTAR. Gli facciamo i nostri complimenti vivissimi per questo sensazionale successo.

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EFOY COMFORT fuel cell wins 2nd place in promobil reader survey

The EFOY COMFORT fuel cells of SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, have won an important award. The Company announced this today, on the opening of CMT caravanning fair, Stuttgart, Germany.

The readers of “promobil”, Europe’s biggest motor home magazine, have once again ranked the EFOY COMFORT fuel cell among their top 3 favorite brands in the magazine’s annual reader survey. This year, EFOY achieved the prestigious second place in the power generator category. Every year, the promobil reader survey honors the most popular motor home and accessory brands on the basis of a survey performed among the magazine’s readers. The results of the survey directly reflect the winning brands’ acceptance in the market.

“We are excited to be one of the top 3 power generators again this year, in this important reader survey”, says Björn Ledergerber, Vice President Consumer & Industry of SFC Energy. “This second place for us is wonderful feedback from the many happy EFOY fuel cell owners, who have been travelling with our products for many years.“

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SFC launches innovative myEFOY control via EFOY app

On the occasion of the EFOY fuel cell’s 10th anniversary, SFC Energy, launches the new myEFOY function of the EFOY app for easy control of the EFOY COMFORT fuel cell via smartphone or tablet at Caravan Salon Duesseldorf.

The app features a clear overview of important fuel cell, cartridge, and battery data on one single page. Additional technical information on fuel cell, cartridge and battery is presented and explained in detail on individual pages. Interesting statistical data, e.g. daily fuel consumption or average fuel cell operating time, is shown in clear symbols. The new app also features detailed visual and text explanations on how to exchange the fuel cartridge or what to do in case of malfunction.

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Gilles Lamiré is ready for the 9th Transat Québec Saint-Malo

After his success at "the Transat Bakerly" Gilles Lamiré will do his best again to participate successfully in the 9th edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo. For empowering his two EFOY COMFORT 210 Gilles visited our dealer in Quebec to get his M10. Special thanks to Patrice from Boulet Lemelin and our Canadian partner Western Marine Company for their support!! Fair winds for Gilles and all the other sailors!

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SFC Energy enters Cooperative Venture With Solar Stik™, Inc. To Broaden Markets

SFC Energy and Solar Stik™, Inc., a U.S. based leader in the portable power industry, entered the first phase of a multi-phase, cooperative venture with Solar Stik providing collaborative support at its Florida-based headquarters for SFC Energy to better serve its North American customers.

The collaboration allows SFC Energy to service its fuel cell products at Solar Stik’s St. Augustine facility. During the first phase of the venture, Solar Stik team members will assist SFC Energy in logistics, service, and inventory support. “As fuel cell technologies are rapidly maturing, this alignment of Solar Stik and SFC Energy will position both companies to take advantage of each other’s strategic positions in the field of application,” explained Brian Bosley, CEO of Solar Stik. Both Solar Stik and SFC Energy have complimentary capabilities and both service similar customers in the portable power market space.

“Solar Stik and SFC Energy are a perfect match. Our U.S. based customers will appreciate the very high level of service and expertise that Solar Stik is known for industry wide. In addition, we will jointly design and manufacture energy solutions for the US market using SFC Energy’s fuel cell products and Solar Stik system integration know-how for our joint customer base,” said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.”

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Thermoprodukter AB is new official distributor for the Swedish caravan segment

SFC Energy today announced a new stage in their proven partnership with Thermoprodukter AB, Kalmar, Sweden. Thermoprodukter AB, Swedish market leader for marine and caravan technical equipment, has been successfully selling SFC Energy’s EFOY fuel cells to Swedish boat owners and operators for nine years. Thermoprodukter AB operates an established network of dealers throughout Sweden, where consumers can buy the full range of SFC Energy’s products including EFOY fuel cartridges.

Building on the EFOY COMFORT’s success in the boating segment Thermoprodukter AB have now expanded their offering to present the full range of EFOY COMFORT fuel cells and EFOY GO! to the entire Swedish consumer market, thus also addressing the attractive Swedish motor home market.

“We are excited about taking our partnership with SFC Energy to the next level”, says Anders Stenvinkel, managing director of Thermoprodukter AB. “We have experienced the power and benefits of the EFOY COMFORT in many years of marine use. Now we are really looking forward to bring this reliable, convenient power generator also to mobile home owners in Sweden with our proven speed, service and convenience.”

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The winners have been drawn!

The winners of our competition are identified and we sincerely congratulate Peter HERR and Monika Andres to 2,000 Euro reimbursement. We also congratulate the lucky winner, Isabelle Le Boulanger, of the 1,000 Euro reimbursement. All winners will be notified in writing.

We would like to thank all participants for their participation. Please enjoy many energized hours with your new EFOY COMFORT.