SIQENS launches the EcoCabinet

Siqens EcoCabinet als Komplettlösung für Off-grid Stromversorgung

With the EcoCabinet (view the Data Sheet), 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.

Clean energy and security: really good partners!

Security Essen

Siqens is at the security essen from 25th – 28th September 2018

Video surveillance for construction sites in a residential area? Yes, but please no noise and without diesel exhaust fumes!

The power supply for the outdoor festival is still missing, but the expensive event technology is there already? Where does the power for security monitoring come from now?

Security and surveillance technology requires a reliable and continuous power supply. Especially in areas without connection to the power grid. Construction sites, sensors, plant monitoring systems – power must be available at all times, otherwise safety gaps will open up and lead to property damage, loss of time and additional costs. With the Ecoport 800, SIQENS offers the best solution for an off grid power supply – clean, silent and reliable energy at all times and everywhere. Whether as a stand-alone system or in combination with photovoltaics or wind.

The Ecoport 800 power generator uses the 4CycleTec:

  • up to 800 W peak power at 24 V
  • charges all types of batteries
  • as stand-alone energy source
  • as emergency power supply

As an addition to photovoltaics and wind, our fuel cell provides 100 percent supply security, is silent, clean and safe and operates with commercially and worldwide available standard methanol. It runs at low operating costs even in extreme conditions from minus 25 to plus 50 degrees.

You will find us in hall 7 / booth 7G79.3 (main topics video/fire, burglary, systems) and here on the exhibition page. You are welcome to use the integrated schedule planner or write to us: presse@siqens.de

Wind power meets fuel cell

What do these two have in common? Far more than you might at first expect.

Even during the preliminary planning stage for wind energy, these initial questions are essential a project to succeed: What is the right location? What are the earnings forecasts for financing and returns? Are there expected difficulties with the approval? What proof of safety for possible environmental damage must be provided? To name just a few.

Siqens Ecoport 800 für Windenergie

SoDAR- and LiDAR measurements as a planning foundation for wind parks

To find a suitable location for the production of wind energy, wind measurements must be carried out. They are essential for the economic efficiency of the facilities and therefore for the investment security. Nowadays, such measurements are mainly carried out with SoDAR (Sonic Detection and Ranging) or LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) measurement methods and usually take 6 – 18 months. Usually the areas to be measured are too far away from the power grid, which is why off-grid power supplies are used.

The methanol fuel cell is the ideal power source for off-grid operations

Uninterrupted measurements are indispensable. Therefore, continues energy supply is an essential component of a reliable series of measurements. Due to constantly changing weather conditions, photovoltaics and micro wind turbines cannot provide this high degree of supply security. Small diesel or gasoline generators, as they are often used up to now, have considerable disadvantages. Noise and exhaust emissions pollute the environment. And they have to be serviced regularly at short intervals, which is time-consuming and leads to high operating costs. This is where the methanol fuel cell comes into its own. Not only is it extremely quiet, there are no harmful emissions to pollute the environment. Methanol is neither hazardous to soil nor water. The use in nature reserves is therefore safely possible. The Siqens Ecoport 800 is maintenance-free over its entire lifetime, ensuring both low operating costs and self-sufficiency over several months. Remote monitoring virtually eliminates the need for on-site service.

Environmental impact and flight safety concerns of wind parks are addressed by the fuel cell

Once funding has been green lighted by the measurements, the approval procedure follows. The safety is evaluated by the authorities. Objections may arise that require additional expert opinions. Here, too, the clean, quite and reliable Ecoport 800 can be used, e.g. to document bird migration in the area in a similar manner as the wind assessments. Once all financial and official hurdles have been overcome, the construction can begin. Once the wind turbine has been completed, it only needs to be connected to the power grid to feed in the generated wind energy. However, this can take up to six months after completion. During this time the plant can neither produce electricity nor is energy available for its own supply. Even when not in operation, there is a need for electrical energy. Wind turbines are subject to laws concerning flight safety and must therefore be equipped with obstruction lights. The Ecoport 800 from Siqens demonstrates its advantages and supplies maintenance-free, environmentally-friendly electric power.

Siqens provides off-grid power with methonal fuel cells

Mixing and matching leads to wind energy

The points of contact between wind power and fuel cells are greater than people initially think. They clearly show that niche applications are driving the shift towards clean energy supply. This is where the important supply gaps are closed. Only the interaction between different clean energy technologies will solve the climate and pollution problems as a whole.

Resonance at Intersolar ees confirms SIQENS market orientation

At Intersolar Europe 2018 in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for the solar industry, SIQENS presented its Ecoport 800 fuel cell as part of the electrical energy storage exhibition.

Visitors’ inquiries for our fuel cell technology clearly show that the increasing use of clean primary energy sources (solar, wind, water, etc.) leads to a high demand for storage technology and efficient converters – such as the Ecoport.

The great response and the targeted inquiries came from customers who need off-grid power sources as well as from suppliers who offer solar systems and want to provide backup energy sources during low light intervals. The climate-friendly and silent operation generated much interest among the visitors.

The discussions focused on the best combination of different energy sources depending on the location of the energy system and the integration options for the Ecoport.

We are very pleased with the interest shown at Intersolar 2018. This confirms, once again, that the strategic orientation for the Ecoport market launch is in line with customer needs. SIQENS facilitates this by operating the Ecoport 800 with standard methanol. It is cost-effective and enables worldwide use.

The Ecoport market launch has been underway since 2018. The SIQENS fuel cell system is already successfully in operation with various customers.

You did not have a chance to talk to us during the Intersolar? We are open to your inquiries: presse@siqens.de

Siqens is running well: B2Run enterprise run in Munich

Siqen’s staff will take part in the B2Run German Company Run Championship on July 17, 2018 in Munich. A wonderful opportunity to have fun and work together effectively as a team outside of the office, laboratory and production space. This time methanol will not be used as a cost-effective and globally available fuel. Instead, power bars, enough water, a positive mental attitude and a cool beer as a reward are the basis for achieving the goal. We wish everybody a lot of fun and good endurance!

Siqens will start the race with its own T-shirt. See photo.

Siqens beim B2Run Firmenlaufmeisterschaft München

The B2Run company run in Munich with 30,000 participants from more than 1,500 companies offers various winning categories:

  • “The Fittest”: the largest teams in the SME, Company and Group categories
  • Fastest woman / fastest man
  • Fastest boss
  • Fastest trainee / fastest trainee
  • Fastest men/women/mixed team
  • Most Creative Team “The Most Original”

Highly potential conversations await you at the EES Europe

Siqens auf der Intersolar 2018 mit dem Ecoport

Building on the success and great responses during the Intersolar Europe 2017, SIQENS will again be represented with its own stand at this year’s EES Europe as part of The Smarter E Europe.

We are looking forward to interesting exchanges and new projects with partners from telecommunications, transport & infrastructure, security, construction or metrology. This year we will also be giving insights into the potentials for e-mobility. Our technology is ideally suited as a mobile energy solution for commercial and delivery vehicles to relieve the battery and increase the range.

 

If you…
… are active in the off-grid sector,
… have had enough from diesel generators,
… are looking for a clean, silent energy solution,
… and want to switch to methanol as a globally available fuel,

… we should definitely get in touch and find out how we can make your applications cleaner, safer and quieter. You will find us in hall B1 at booth 453.

The Smarter E Europe brings together a large number of different manufacturers and products at the Munich exhibition grounds; energy storage technologies, photovoltaics, decentralised combined heat and power and e-mobility, to name just a few.

Contact: presse@siqens.de

Cleantech Innovate 2018 – Siqens’ call for a new energy solution

Thomas Esser, Director Investor Relations & Partnering Siqens GmbH, talks clearly about the future of off-grid energy solutions at Cleantech Innovate 2018 in London. See video below. Siqens wants to replace the diesel generator with the innovative, patented Ecoport 800 methanol fuel cell system – robust, efficient, silent, clean and runs on globally available standard methanol. See further Ecoport advantages.

SIQENS is invited to the Cleantech Capital Day

Siqens Methanol BrennstoffzelleThe Cleantech Capital Day from 22 – 23 May 2018 in Malmö, Sweden is coming up. More than 200 experts from industry and capital investment, public institutions and the most innovative start-ups will meet here to identify and develop investment potentials in sustainable technologies. Just the thing for SIQENS. For Thomas Esser, Director Investor Relations & Partnering, the most promising topic is integration of renewable energies into energy systems and marketsAlthough SIQENS is not a Scandinavian company, the organisers were most impressed by our approach to replace diesel generators with a cheaper, cleaner and quieter power source. SIQENS is invited to present our patented methanol fuel cell and its potential for the Scandinavian off-grid markets – both stationary and mobile – in Malmö.

With such an appreciative invitation, we naturally seize the opportunity to talk to interesting partners and investors.

The event is part of Cleantech Scandinavia and is additionally supported by the EU Commission and Mission Innovation this year.

The topics are:

  • Climate Finance & Solvers – Business model and investment trends in clean energy
  • The battery and the hydrogen economy – Where to invest?
  • Smart Cities as innovation and investment drivers
  • Sustainable materials for the future
  • Integration of renewable energies into energy systems and markets
  • Digitisation of energy: key factor for the new market design

Closing the energy gap with convincing technology: the Ecoport 800 fuel cell

Siqens Methanol Brennstoffzelle

Siqens has completed two years of challenging work within the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme.

In 2015, Siqens, together with Danish Power Systems, successfully applied for the SME Instrument of the EU’s Research and Innovation Programme to further develop our innovative high temperature methanol fuel cell. Now, two years and many tough challenges later, Siqens can show the substantial results:

Business development and marketing activities focus on B2B system integrators for industrial off-grid applications, such as telecommunications, wind power and surveillance, and e-mobility.

Technological advances have reduced the cost substantially making the system easier and cheaper to produce. Product variations will be able to address additional markets.

A methanol infrastructure is in place to provide a secure and sufficient access to methanol as the key fuel source thereby building trust and confidence with partners and customers.

Prototype and on-site testing lead to new insights and technological improvements as well as convincing the testing partners of the validity and potential of the Ecoport system.

All of the advantages achieved during the SME project enable Siqens to provide an environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient technology to close the power supply gaps in PV / wind energy and to provide extra energy for electrified cars and utility vehicles. The considerable interest in the technology is clearly visible and is the best evidence for Siqens’ technology and business orientation.

For more information, contact: presse@siqens.de