Weichai Power launches stationary power SOFC system based on Ceres technology

Chinese company Weichai Power has launched a stationary power solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system based on the technology of its strategic partner Ceres. At the launch ceremony held in Jinan, China, Weichai announced that its SOFC system has passed the EU CE certification of TÜD SÜD.

The SOFC stationary power system has been demonstrated in Weichai’s Fuel Cell Industrial Park and with Weifang Energy Group, where Weichai announced it has achieved cumulative operation of more than 30,000 hours.  The system can start and stop up to four times faster than other technologies, with power generation efficiency of more than 60% and cogeneration efficiency more than 85%. Installed in modular units, it can be scaled to megawatts of power output, making ‘SOFC another major strategic pillar of Weichai’s diversified development of energy’.

Weichai estimates that when its products reach 1 GW of distributed power deployed, it has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by around two million tonnes per year, compared with electricity drawn from the grid, and save around 600 million cubic metres of natural gas, compared with traditional natural gas internal combustion engine generator sets.

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