SFC Energy Canada Blog

05 Apr 2021, General

SFC Energy Team Profile: Martin Curtis

“Our strength is our team. I know everyone says that, but in our case, it really is.”

Family is of the utmost importance to Martin Curtis, who has been married for close to forty years and has three grown children and five grandchildren. This focus on family is a value that Martin developed growing up as one of nine children in a Catholic family living in a small house in Peterborough, Ontario.

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SCADA & Telemetry

11 Mar 2021, Off Grid Energy

Case Study: Off-Grid SCADA Solution

Rob Dykman, General Manager – Coast Mountain Wireless, BC, Canada

“Communications can be quite a challenge on British Columbia‘s North Coast. In this mountainous region, the elements can take their toll on communications systems. With decades of service in this region, we‘re familiar with these unique challenges and using EFOY Pro Fuel Cells in a hybrid combination with solar, was the best eco-friendly solution to ensure year round up-time. We chose the solution because of its ability to work autonomously and reliably year round in harsh winter conditions with minimal refueling requirements.”

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Off Grid Energy

11 Mar 2021, Off Grid Energy

Case study: Powering essential telecommunications for an autonomous mining operation

Gaétan Lavallière (P.Geo. Ph.D) Vice-Président, Cartier Resources Inc.

“We can finally stop worrying about our generator’s excessive wear, constant maintenance requirement, significant fuel consumption and the risk that it could break down at any moment. We can now refocus our energy on our drilling operations. It was also a relief to the ears of everyone working nearby when we finally shutdown the generator.”

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Off Grid Energy

09 Feb 2021, Off Grid Energy

Case study: Surface flux stations – MOSAiC expedition

Matthew Shupe, Senior Research Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

“During the expedition, we were only able to access our remote sites at infrequent intervals, but through remote monitoring we could ensure that operations were maintained at these sites. Importantly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our research vessel and all research personnel had to leave the sea ice for more than a month. During this time, the ProEnergyBox kept our systems continuously running during a very important time, allowing our ASFS to capture the important transition that occurs during the onset of the summer melt season.”

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General

05 Nov 2020, Off Grid Energy

SIMARK Partner Profile: SunWize Power & Battery

As a distributor and integrator, we ship out great products and solutions to our client partners every day. It’s satisfying to know that our expertise and exceptional products are a solution to a challenge for hard working clients. What’s even more gratifying is seeing how our partners put those products to use in their service offering.

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Off Grid Energy

03 Nov 2020, General

SIMARK Team Profile: Curt Marchesi

Curt Marchesi’s easygoing nature has been an asset in the evolving roles in his life — father turned grandfather; hockey coach turned Co-General Manager; and Technical Sales Representative turned Regional Sales Manager for SIMARK Grande Prairie. The secret, says Curt, is to embrace change and always keep growing.

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General

16 Sep 2020, Off Grid Energy

Reference Case: Providing a redundant, reliable power supply with remote communication

“We chose the EFOY Pro Hybrid because it offered reliable remote power supply at a low cost. We’ve had a good experience with the EFOY Pro system — no problems so far. We appreciate the remote communication capability of the EFOY and the fact that it will automatically turn on to provide power when needed. I would recommend EFOY Pro, particularly for sites with high power intermittent loads.”

Shawn Lain – Field Operations Director, GlobaLogix, West Texas, USA

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Off Grid Energy

10 Sep 2020, Off Grid Energy

SIMARK Team Profile: Dustin Hullman

Tiger Woods once said, “I smile at obstacles.” It’s easy to imagine that Dustin Hullman does that too.

Dustin doesn’t shy away from a challenge. That’s apparent in both his personal and professional life. When he’s not at SIMARK working on business development opportunities for SFC EFOY fuel cells in the United States market, you’ll most likely find him on a golf course. Fortunately, he’s been able to keep busy with both despite the COVID-19 pandemic — and he does it all with a smile.

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