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SFC Energy launches hybrid EFOY ProCabinet

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World Pipelines,

SFC Energy – provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets – has recently announced that it has installed its new EFOY Pro Hybrid Cabinet with an integrated 500 W fuel cell.

Christiansen Engineering Group selected the fully integrated power solution to reliably power demanding off-grid pipeline applications of a major midstream company in Western Canada’s oil and gas sector, while staying in line with its environmental stewardship initiatives.

The EFOY ProCabinet Hybrid solution will power remote densitometers and associated heaters along pipelines. It uses SFC Energy's most powerful fuel cell to date, the EFOY Pro 12000 Duo, combined with solar panels and batteries for a 12/24 volt DC power system.

Its remote operation capabilities enable data collection, system configuration and monitoring, with all components housed in a weatherproof enclosure.

The EFOY ProCabinet Hybrid solution enables yearly OPEX reductions of up to 90 % over gas generator solutions.

During high solar energy months, the solar input will maintain the battery bank to cover the load. When the solar system is unable to deliver enough power in winter, the EFOY Pro fuel cell will automatically switch on and reliably bridge the energy gap.

This ensures that the battery bank does not freeze and maximises its optimal battery health and lifespan. Hybridisation also allows complex and oversized solar system designs to be streamlined, reducing solar array and battery bank sizing by up to 75%.

Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin

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