Sirius Integrator has been marketing and manufacturing off-grid power solutions for over six years now with hundreds of deployments across North America. Off-grid Power can be 'backup power to the grid', 'backup to off-grid solar', or continuous primary power. Typically the industrial applications we power are under 500w of continuous wattage and use either 12v, 24v, or 48v battery banks. Many applications are found off-grid in remote locations where grid access is not available and solar power is unreliable across selected months of the year. Some deployments are mobile, others portable, but most are located at stationary sites. They could be in hot, windy, very cold or just normal outdoor environments and in all cases we need to ensure that enclosures are properly setup for successful fuel cell deployments. We've deployed standalone fuel cell solutions as well as solar & wind hybrid configurations in the US and Canada. In most cases a hybrid of a solar panel and fuel cell makes sense, if the application is not covert in nature. On occasion a tri-power configuration has been used that couples typically a small 100w thin solar panel with a 50w micro wind turbine and a < 100w methanol fuel cell.
Sirius Integrator has announced an innovative offering that provides a flexible 'consumption based' way to utilize "Remote Power Solutions". We provide a smart generator configuration for a fixed minimum monthly price that includes kWhs of power based on your estimated load. If you use more Kwhs than the minimum allocation, you will be incrementally charged for that power at the end of the term. This is an OPEX (operating expense, or rental) rather than CAPEX (capital expense, or purchase of asset) offering that breaks down the price barrier of using fuel cell based generators. We offer selected off-grid generators under this exciting new program to qualified agencies and enterprises that accept our program terms. The longer your RPaaS Rental commitment the better the monthly kWh rate. We can even start you off with a one month rental that leads to your purchase with assurances of success.
For just under six years Methanol fuel based fuel cells have been our only option for providing reliable off-grid power to our customers. Over the last year Sirius Integrator has launched the newest Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems (SOFCs) available for purchase and our new Remote Power-as-a-Service (RPaaS) rentals. The newest is the Protonex P200i, 200w Propane Solid Oxide tubular Fuel Cell (seen above running in New England's harsh -20c 2015 winter), it services loads typically from 50w to 200w and is made in the United States. We've also been marketing the SiriusPower 350w and 500w (indoor or outdoor ready) propane and natural gas planar SOFC systems that are German made. Interest is very high in using locally supplied propane and natural gas as a fuel for remote power solutions in the field due to the transportation and acquisition costs of methanol. Still each type of fuel cell has it's strengths and weaknesses and we will review them with you.
Sirius Integrator has one of the few and absolutely the best quality outdoor very cold fuel cell enclosures available for deployments in the harsh extreme cold. Our SiriusPower Very Cold Enclosure is operating successfully down to -50c temperatures with EFOY Pro DMFC (Direct Methanol fuel cell) Systems. EFOY Pros are the most mature of all fuel cell systems on the market with over 30,000 sold worldwide. We've been selling them for about six years in North America.