In the competition, Sunfire-Remote impressed with a clean power solution for off-grid applications. Sunfire Fuel Cells GmbH (Sunfire) will use the prize money to donate a fuel cell generator to an organization in need of a sustainable energy source and is now asking for proposals.
In spring, Deutsche Telekom, together with its partners Microsoft, Orange, SK telecom and the Solar Impulse Foundation, announced an international competition to find the most environmentally friendly and reliable energy technology. At the Telekom Tech Grounds, the leading German telecommunications provider now announced that Sunfire-Remote had prevailed among more than 220 applicants worldwide.
"Sunfire-Remote perfectly meets the expectations of the telecommunications industry: to power off-grid applications, we need technologies we can rely on. Sunfire-Remote also impresses with its efficiency and low maintenance, which keeps fuel procurement, transport and storage costs down to a minimum," says hubraum, Deutsche Telekom's tech incubator. "Besides pure functionality, we absolutely expect a product to be sustainable. Sunfire-Remote was particularly convincing on this point."
"Bringing renewable energy everywhere is our core mission. With our energy solutions, we at Sunfire contribute to the energy transition. Sunfire-Remote emits significantly fewer pollutants than comparable generators. Powered by renewable fuels, for example e-propane, it is even CO2 -neutral ", explained Managing Director Andreas Frömmel in his pitch.
By winning the Network Sustainability Award 2021, Sunfire-Remote wants to establish itself further in the telecommunications market. Projects with Deutsche Telekom are being considered, but also with its partners South Korean Telecom or Orange. "We are looking forward to proving how well Sunfire-Remote meets their requirements," said a delighted Andreas Frömmel after receiving the award. "Many thanks to our development and manufacturing team here in Neubrandenburg for all the hard work, brilliant ideas and many nights spent on our fuel cell generator."
Mit dem Preisgeld sollen weitere netzferne Energieprojekte unterstützt werden. Dazu ruft Sunfire Organisationen auf, die ihre Anwendungen bisher nicht mit Strom versorgen konnten – etwa weil ihnen die finanziellen Mittel fehlen oder weil sich bisherige Lösungen als unpraktisch erwiesen haben. Die Einsatzgebiete sind vielfältig und reichen von Sicherheitslösungen oder Wetterstationen bis hin zu Festivals. Ob der jeweilige Fall für Sunfire-Remote geeignet ist, wird im persönlichen Gespräch ermittelt. Geschäftsführer Andreas Frömmel (firstname.lastname@example.org) accepts proposals until until 31. July 2021 against.