Noiseless high quality power

Video Surveillance systems (e.g. CCTV, access control, traffic control) can be powered without having to rely on the power grid. This is especially useful for various construction projects where grid connections have not yet been established. Law enforcement can rely on Sunfire-Remote to power mobile operations thanks to its quick setup and easily transportable design. Security operations for temporary events can also benefit from Sunfire-Remote – negating the need for loud and highly polluting diesel generators.

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Reference Installations

The German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG operates a Sunfire-Remote system to provide reliable power for a level crossing signal system. In addition, several Sunfire-Remote units are in operation by the police of Germany and Switzerland.

Frequently asked questions

What type of fuel does Sunfire-Remote need?

Fuelled by natural gas with a Methane content of > 90 % OR LPG with a Propane share of > 95 %, Sunfire-Remote provides clean power wherever it is needed.

Are Sunfire-Remote fuel cells noisy?

No, they operate with low noise and without vibration. Noise mainly occurs from fans as well as a burner during start-up, optional additional noise adsorber are available.

Is Sunfire-Remote suitable for mobile applications?

Sunfire-Remote 400 is suitable for semi-mobile and stationary applications due to easy transport and integration. While in operation, the unit should not be moved. Sunfire-Remote 900 only for stationary installations.

Is Sunfire-Remote remote controllable?

Yes, the Sunfire-Remote units can be started, stopped and monitored remotely.

How does the Sunfire fuel cell work?

The heart of the Sunfire-Remote units are Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). These are high temperature fuel cells which operate at temperatures between 800 and 900 °C. Similar to other fuel cell technologies they compose of an anode and a cathode separated by a ceramic electrolyte. This principle is similar to batteries with the difference that fuel cells are continuously fuelled. The ceramic electrolyte conducts oxygen ions from the cathode to the anode whilst electrons are sent to an external circuit in order to produce electricity. At the anode, the oxygen ions combine with the fuel to produce water and carbon dioxide. Heat and carbon dioxide are also generated at the anode. Unlike conventional fuel cells, the Sunfire fuel cells run on hydrocarbons such as natural gas or propane.

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Sunfire is the recognised global industry leader in solid oxide technology with hundreds of systems installed and longest operation in customer applications. Founded in 2010, Sunfire is one of the world's most innovative companies and belongs to the Global Cleantech 100 companies since 2014. Next to development and production of high-temperature fuel cells (SOFC) also high-temperature electrolysers (SOEC) belong to the product portfolio of Sunfire.

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