Intersolar 2019 – Siqens presents the best for its customers

Siqens replaces diesel or petrol generators with a cleaner, cheaper and more efficient low-maintenance energy source. Our Ecoport 800 fuel cell technology is versatile, robust and cost effective. Meet us at Intersolar 2019.

Discover the EcoCabinet at our trade fair booth

The EcoCabinet is our all-in-one solution for your off-grid energy requirements. As a PlugAndPlay system, all important components are installed ready for use. Convince yourself of the high quality and operational readiness of the EcoCabinet at our booth.

 

 

 

 

Find out how our remote monitoring works

Siqens EcoCabinet und Ecoport für Almwagen Max TegernseeOur partner LineMetrics, an enterprise for the digital monitoring of plants, buildings and machines, provides the software and platform to control the Ecoport with a web-based remote monitoring service. Fill levels, output and other parameters can be checked and adjusted from any location, anytime.

 

If you…

… are active in the off-grid sector,

… have had enough of diesel generators,

… want to expand your electric vehicle fleet

… are in search of a clean, silent energy solution,

… see methanol as the globally available future fuel,

… have system applications,

… we definitely want to talk to you and find out how we can support each other. You will find us in A 3.360 and here on the Intersolar trade fair page.

You are welcome to make an appointment with us in advance: presse@siqens.de or simply come past.

Intersolar Europe brings together a large number of different manufacturers and products at the Munich exhibition centre; energy storage technologies, photovoltaics, decentralised combined heat and power generation and e-mobility, to name just a few. Find out more about the figures here.

Contact: presse@siqens.de

 

Siqens at the SME innovation day of the BMWi

Together with more than 300 companies, research institutions and cooperation networks from all over Germany, Siqens will present itself at the SME Innovation Day of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (booth E4b) on 9 May 2019 in Berlin.

The main focus on this day will be on the results of the BMWi’s technology-open and topic-open promotion of innovation. This includes Siqens with its high- methanol fuel cell. Siqens will be on site to make contact with network partners, customers and innovation drivers in the growing off-grid markets. Our Ecoport 800 fuel cell is interesting not only as a stand-alone energy solution. Above all, it closes the supply gap with solar and wind.

The Ecoport 800 advantages for customers at a glance:

  • 800 W peak power
  • 70 % lower fuel costs than diesel generators
  • 99 % lower emissions
  • 90 % reduced noise emissions
  • Low methanol consumption of only 0.6 l/kWh
  • Reliable operation in all climate zones from -20 to +50°C
  • Runs with worldwide available IMPCA standard methanol
  • Plug-and-play integration in any Off-Grid and emergency power supply
  • Compatible with all battery types
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly
  • Low stand-by consumption

Premiere at Hannover Messe 2019: Ecoport 800 to be integrated into a MOKE

As part of an application project, the Ecoport 800 will be installed in a vehicle for the first time. Not just any vehicle, but a MOKE. You don’t know what a MOKE is? A MOKE looks like this:

Siqens MOKE Prof Burger Duale Hochschule Ecoport Brennstoffzelle

Originally based on a design of the British Motor Corporation and marketed under the name Mini Moke – “Mini” like the car and “Moke”, an old English word for donkey – the vehicle was developed as an economical and low-maintenance utility vehicle. The MOKE was used as a beach vehicle in Australia, the USA, France and tropical holiday resorts.

Professor Dipl.-Ing. Wolf Burger, Head of Mechanical Engineering at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg, wanted to find out how to electrify such a vehicle. Since he owns a MOKE himself and also has access to enthusiastic students, the prerequisites were given for starting the development project. The only thing missing was the fuel cell. Siqens was more than happy to supply it. As a Methanol fuel cell, the Ecoport 800 is an ideal range extender for different utility and commercial vehicles.

Siqens MOKE Prof Burger Duale Hochschule Ecoport Brennstoffzelle

Siqens will present this pilot project in words and pictures at the joint Baden-Württemberg stand and together with Professor Burger.

Visit us from 1 – 5 April 2019 in Hall 2, Stand A18 at the Research & Technology, Hannover Messe. Professor Burger and staff from Siqens are open for your questions. Here, you can find out when the first road trips will take place.

If you have any questions in advance, please write to presse@siqens.de

 

 

SIQENS delivers PlugandPlay EcoCabinet to customer

Siqens EcoCabinet für die Autobahnmeisterei NordbayernToday, SIQENS delivered a fully integrated EcoCabinet to a customer, the Autobahndirektion Nordbayern, the motorway maintenance agency in northern Bavaria. Once installed, the system delivers silent, low-maintenance and clean power to construction site facilities on the A3/A73 motorway junction near Erlangen/Fürth. The fuel cell supplies the video cameras on the Overfly, the overpass between the A73 and A3 motorways, with reliable power.

The EcoCabinet (see product brochure), as an all-in-one PlugandPlay energy solution, contains the Ecoport fuel cell, control panel, modem, electrical distribution with fuses, 3 x 25 litre methanol cartridges, outdoor switch cabinet and battery. All components inside the cabinet are prepared for immediate use. Independent on-site commissioning by the customer is made as easy and straightforward as possible:

  • Install the EcoCabinet onsite
  • Connect the methanol cartridge
  • Connect the power cable to the user application.
  • Switch on the fuel cell
  • Ready to go!

Siqens EcoCabinet fuelcell Autobahndirektion NordbayernFor the motorway agency the purchase is not a one-off case. They already have experience with fuel cells and want to test further systems to determine the most suitable machine for a large-scale implementation. In the near future, applications at motorway building sites will be supplied with clean and reliable electricity from fuel cell systems.

Are you interested? Contact us at: presse@siqens.de

Allgrand and Siqens sign Chinese market agreement

siqens and all grand sign mould

Together, Allgrand and Siqens will enter the Chinese market with the intention of replacing diesel generators and increasing the independence and range of commercial electric vehicles. The MOU signing took place during the Hebei province economy and trade symposium in Berlin on November 23, 2018. The companies will enter a sales cooperation that targets telecommunication and commercial electric vehicles markets. This can lead to a joint venture that includes local production of Siqens methanol fuel cells. Allgrand is one of China’s top battery manufacturers focussing on solar energy storage, motive power, UPS and standby power and telecoms applications.

The symposium participants included Siemens, Mercedes Truck & Bus China as well as leading German research institutes. Political support was present in the form of Zhu Haowen, Secretary General of the Hebei Provincial Government who delivered a supportive speech on the future of economic development in the province. Wang Weidong, a minister from the Chinese Embassy in Germany addressed the meeting and fostered closer cooperation.

Oliver Meng, CEO of Allgrand – also known as Hebei Aoguan Power Source Co., Ltd. – highlighted the considerable market potential for fuel cell technology in China. China is ready and willing to combat air pollution with clean and cost effective power sources. Enter Siqens’ Ecoport fuel cell as a battery charger for off-grid applications and range extender in electric vehicles. Fuel cell technology is a suitable addition to Allgrand’s product portfolio.

For Siqens, the partnership is a further proof of the viability of entering the Chinese market to provide clean and affordable electricity. Allgrand has access to key market segments making a roll out of commercial projects likely next year.

Siqens joins the Cleantech Ones to Watch List

Making headway in the hard fought cleantech startup environment is a challenge. The competition for attention and investors is considerable. Outstanding companies with highly innovative products in areas such as energy efficiency, mobility, smart grid and advanced materials compete for best place in the 10th edition of the Global Cleantech 100 list. Using research data and expert panels the Cleantech Group chose the most innovative and promising ideas from more than 12,000 nominations worldwide.

Siqens has made it to the Ones to Watch List, a select group of companies that are highly interesting to key investors and corporates in the market. This puts us within reach of the Global Cleantech 100 for next year’s edition. The expert panel evaluating the innovations gave strong support to Siqens’ Ecoport 800 fuel cell as a viable option for clean and efficient off-grid power supply for stationary and mobile applications such telecommunications and electric vehicles. We are making headway towards our vision of replacing diesel generators and supplying safe and clean power now and in the future.

Contact: presse@siqens.de

Why promote fuel cells in Asia?

Siqens is heading off to the Cleantech Asia Summit from November 13 – 14, 2018 in Singapore. This is a meeting point for local, regional and global networks of entrepreneurial companies, investors and corporations working on the future of energy, power, mobility, waste and resource use. Is this really reason enough to travel that far?

More people live in Asia than anywhere else in the world. Urbanisation continues to expand rapidly. Most of the world’s heavy industries are located here and the majority of the world’s products come from this region. Asia is growing. But according to the organisers of the Cleantech Summit, resource-efficiency is far behind its potential. Solutions are needed. Now these are good reasons to go.

Asia is also a vast place – think of China or the many Indonesian islands – creating a serious challenge for infrastructure projects such as telecommunications. A classic case for off-grid energy supply. Enter Siqens with its excellent Methanol fuel cell providing clean, silent and low-maintenance power as a stand-alone power source, backup power or in combination with wind and solar.

That is why Thomas Esser, Director Investor Relations and Partnering at Siqens, has been invited to speak at the Asia Cleantech Summit. He will be championing the high-temperature methanol fuel cell as the innovative energy solution for off-grid applications in the low kW range. The days of loud, smelly and costly diesel generators are coming to an end. Who does not want to be part of this trend?

Contact: presse@siqens.de

Chosen for the TOP 500 Deeptech Startups

Siqens, with its innovative Ecoport 800 fuel cell and its market approach, was selected for the TOP 500 Deeptech Startups of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge. A total of 4500 worldwide applications were received in the renowned science and technology competition. Siqens convinced with its technology approach of a cost-effective energy solution based on methanol for the worldwide off-grid markets.

The successful application shows that we were able to convince in the decisive criteria:

Innovation: The company must develop a product/service based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology.

Possible effects: The company must have the potential to exert a significant long-term influence on the economy and/or society.

Leadership: The company must show visionary leadership with the ability to lead the company to success.

Profitability: The company should have well-formulated plans for development and goals as well as a sustainable business model.

Contenders for the Hello Tomorrow Challenge can win a variety of prizes. Above all, it is crucial for us to increase the visibility of our technology solution and to enter into direct discussions with exciting partners and customers. Both the Investor Day on 13 March 2019 and the Global Summit on 14 and 15 March 2019 are ideal locations for presenting, exchanging and developing sustainable partnerships. With strong partners we are getting one step closer to our vision of a diesel-free power supply in the off-grid markets.

About the Hello Tomorrow Challenge
Hello Tomorrow is a not-for-profit organization that brings together a community of stakeholders who want to unlock the potential of technologies to solve the world’s most challenging challenges. They acquire deeptech projects and start-ups and facilitate collaboration between entrepreneurs, industries and investors to bring innovations from the lab to the marketplace. Hello Tomorrow organizes start-up competitions, mentoring programs, and a variety of events around the world, as well as training and consulting relevant stakeholders on the emergence of deep technologies.

SIQENS launches the EcoCabinet

Siqens EcoCabinet als Komplettlösung für Off-grid Stromversorgung

With the EcoCabinet (view datasheet), SIQENS offers a complete solution for off-grid power supply. In less than three hours installation time, 100% energy assurance is provided. Thanks to the EcoCabinet, uncomplicated, stationary power supply has become even easier.

The system is designed for customers who, for example, operate an off-grid hut with PV system and battery and need an energy solution for bad weather and evening time. A diesel generator is out of the question. There is also no space to locate the fuel cell in the house. The weatherproof switch cabinet is installed nearby. Fuel cell, methanol cartridges and accessories are stowed away and the power cable is connected to the in-house battery. From now on, the PV system and fuel cell will work together and provide 100% power at all times. Industrial customers are also well served with the EcoCabinet. For example, construction site surveillance can be up and running quickly and easily with SIQENS’ all-round energy solution. Stable as well as the clean, low-maintenance and noiseless operation make the Ecoport fuel cell an ideal energy provider for stationary off-grid power.

Siqens EcoCabinet und Ecoport mit Wohnwagon am Tegernsee

The EcoCabinet includes the Ecoport 800 fuel cell, control panel, modem, electrical distribution and fuses, 3 x 25 l QE charge methanol cartridges, outdoor switch cabinet, battery and additional accessories. Everything you need to deliver immediate reliable power.

The EcoCabinet Data Sheet is available to download. Are you interested? Contact us at: presse@siqens.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiny House gets backup power from the EcoCabinet

Would you like to feel free and independent on holiday? Yes, even freer, even more independent! For many, a good holiday means – besides relaxation and experiences – an increase in freedom. Being independent of the rhythms of everyday life and the routines of the working week. And in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, this is especially easy. Mountain air, altitudes, alpine views and clear lakes embody simplicity and freedom.

Siqens EcoCabinet and Ecoport Almwagen Max Tegernsee

Siqens installs the EcoCabinet

Nevertheless, you want a lovely living space. This needn’t be a contradiction. The Almwagen „Max“ am Tegernsee, a Tiny House concept developed by the Wohnwagon and run hosted by Daniel, provides an uncomplicated access to the Alps and is, at the same time, completely self-sufficient. The electricity comes from the sun, the water is cleaned with plants, the house is made of high-quality wood and all around are meadows and hedges. An ideal place for free recreation.

Siqens EcoCabinet and Ecoport Almwagen Max Tegernsee

Daniel, owner of the Almwagen talking to Richard, Siqens

And now more freedom has been added. SIQENS installed its EcoCabinet, a complete ready-to-go ECOPORT system for stationary use, which will deliver backup power for the holiday guests – free of noise and exhaust fumes. Because at night or when the sun is not shining, self-sufficiency quickly comes to an end. With the innovative SIQENS fuel cell, and in combination with photovoltaics, one hundred percent independence is achieved without loss of comfort.

Siqens EcoCabinet and Ecoport Almwagen Max Tegernsee

The EcoCabinet with Ecoport.

A little bit about the technology and installation. The caravan and location for the EcoCabinet were ready when the SIQENS team arrived. The EcoCabinet contains the fuel cell, a lithium-ion battery, remote monitoring and space for up to three 25 l QE methanol cartridges. In addition, there are the connections, exhaust pipes, voltage converters, electrical distribution and battery status indicator. Everything you need to power a off-grid house. The installation went smoothly. All components were stored in the EcoCabinet, the power cable was connected to the caravans battery system and then buried in the ground. The Ecoport was started with the help of the ControlPanel and checked for reliable operation by remote monitoring on the laptop. Done.

 

Siqens EcoCabinet and Ecoport Almwagen Max Tegernsee

Ecoport with ControlPanel

Ecoport and the photovoltaic system are now working together to supply the caravan and the guests with independent electricity. This is how it works: The Ecoport charges the in-house battery to 80%, the solar panels take care of the rest. Daniel and the guests have nothing to worry about. Switching between the two energy sources is fully automatic. That’s comfort, after all.

Siqens EcoCabinet and Ecoport for Almwagen Max Tegernsee

Almwagen battery before and after the Ecoport installation

And now? For SIQENS, Daniel and Theresa from wohnwagon.at this is a test run. Together, we want to discover the potential of combing fuel cell, solar and self-sufficient Tiny House living – for freedom, sustainability and a clear focus on the essentials in life.

Are you interested in the EcoCabinet and Ecoport? Get in contact: presse@siqens.de

More about the Wohnwagon self-sufficiency approach.
Experience the Almwagen „Max“ at the Tegernsee for yourself.