The award-winning off-grid power generator from Sunfire Fuel Cells mbH is now one of more than 1,000 profitable solutions for protecting the environment worldwide.
Sunfire-Remote was developed to replace diesel generators. It was this approach in particular that convinced the independent experts at the Solar Impulse Foundation: "The use of diesel generators as power generators is widespread today. However, this is not preferred due to their harmful emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. The solution's power generators are a potentially preferred replacement for diesel generators due to their reduced emissions," the expert reasoning goes.
Fueled with commercial propane gas (LPG), Sunfire-Remote reduces the carbon dioxide emissions of conventional technology by 75%. Im Betrieb mit Bio-LPG the fuel cell power generator saves as much as 97.6 % CO2 ein. Darüber hinaus werden auch alle anderen umweltbelastenden Emissionen im Zusammenhang mit der Dieselverbrennung vermieden.
In their evaluation, the Solar Impulse Foundation jury not only considered environmental aspects. Based on existing installations of Sunfire-Remote in various applications (e.g. telecommunication, security or oil and gas industry), the experts also assessed the fuel cell device for feasibility. In addition, the profitability section examined that the integration of the power generator would lead to an economic incentive for customers in the short term as well as profits for the vendor. Sunfire-Remote was able to convince in all points.
In the cleantech industry, the "Solar Impulse Efficient Solution" label is a recognized certification. All labeled solutions are part of the #1 000 solutions portfolio presented to decision makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Foundation. The aim of his initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental goals and to accelerate the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.
About the Solar Impulse Foundation
The Solar Impulse Foundation's mission is to accelerate the implementation of clean and profitable solutions. In addition, the Foundation helps corporate and government decision-makers achieve their environmental goals and adopt more ambitious energy policies necessary to bring these solutions to market. Its chairman, Bertrand Piccard, was the first person to fly around the world in a balloon and in a solar-powered airplane. With his involvement in the Solar Impulse Foundation, he is working to continue this success.