Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fuel cell supplies around a building

In an achievement innovative to provide clean, green, energy the octagon, apartment of 500 residential units on Roosevelt Island in New York, will be the first to stock up with fuel cells.


This innovative project was an important initial investment of 1.2 million dollars of the project, and has been sponsored by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA).

The energy of the building system draws a solid oxide (SOFC) fuel cell UTC Power of 400 Kw. The SOFC are used for the production of energy on a large scale and work on the basis of cogeneration of heat and power (CHP). This type of battery fuel requires a very high temperature (700-100 degrees Celsius) to produce electricity. This requirement of high temperature creates a problem, but the steam produced by the high temperature can be used to produce more electricity.

It is fuelled by natural gas that turns into electricity through an electrochemical process constant that requires less than combustion and thus produces less emissions.

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