"1.5-meter solid oxide fuel cells bundle, Westinghouse"
Image from the National Energy Technology Laboratory
The following excerpt is
from the Federal Energy Project Center's sheet "Project Facts: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
"The solid oxide concept uses ceramics, which requires the SOFCs to operate at higher
temperatures than other fuel cells. The high exhaust temperature and pressurization
potential of the Siemens Westinghouse design make it particularly suited for combined
cycles and high efficiencies, producing more energy per unit of fuel and far less
carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas).
"Siemens Westinghouse cell configuration is a tube composed of multiple ceramic
layers bonded together. Multiple tubes link to form bundles; bundles link to form
sub-modules for small power systems; and submodules link to form a generator
module for larger power plants."
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