Kyocera announces industry’s first 3-kilowatt solid-oxide fuel cell in the market
Kyocera today announced the launch of the industry’s first 3-kilowatt solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cogeneration system for institutional applications. The system, utilizes Kyocera’s proprietary ceramic technologies to deliver 52% generation efficiency — the highest of any comparable SOFC system currently on the market and an overall efficiency of 90% with exhaust heat recovery. The new SOFC system achieves a 3kW power rating by incorporating four of Kyocera’s small and highly efficient 700W cell stacks.
In addition to effectively generating energy by using these cell stacks, the system design enables the use of exhaust heat from the power generation process to heat water. These characteristics make the system well-suited for retail establishments and other commercial enterprises, including small restaurants. The system is capable of adjusting power generation in proportion to demand. In addition to providing a steady 3kW of power, the system can be used as a demand-regulated power supply. The system will be available from this month in Japan.