The third-generation 1kWe-class module was developed with an automatic control system. A conversion efficiency of 48% [AC/LHV] was achieved with an exhaust heat recovery unit. An endurance test using the third-generation 1 kWe module has been done for over 1000 hours and no degradation in the power generation performance was observed. In parallel, a single cell unit, which includes one cell and two metallic separators, was tested for over 6000 hrs and the degradation rate of the terminal voltage was found to be 1 - 2%/1000 hr. For scale up, a triple-stack 3 kWe module was developed. A partial load as well as excess loads on the module were tested and the output power of 1 - 5 kWe was attained with thermally self-sustainable conditions. A high efficiency of 55% [DC/LHV] was obtained under stable operation. On-going research of the fourth-generation 1 kWe module has resulted in the conversion efficiency of 58% [DC/LHV].
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2005|
|Event||9th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC IX - Quebec, Canada|
Duration: May 15 2005 → May 20 2005
|Other||9th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC IX|
|Period||5/15/05 → 5/20/05|
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