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Optimal SOFC Size Design for Minimal Cost of Electricity Achievement

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Roberto Bove1

MEM. ASME Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center, University of Connecticut, 44 Weaver Rd., Storrs, CT 06269 USA

Nigel M. Sammes

MEM. ASME Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center, University of Connecticut, 44 Weaver Rd., Storrs, CT 06269 USA

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On leave from Industrial Engineering Department, University of Perugia (Italy), e-mail: rbove@unipg.it

J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol 2(1), 9-13 (Sep 24, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1840777 History: Received February 12, 2004; Revised September 24, 2004

SOFC numerical simulations and experiments are a low cost method in achieving adequate performance to penetrate the market. Most of the efforts are at the present focused on components, single cells and stack performances and reliability improvements, while, at the same time, a lot of work is needed for optimal system configuration design. Simulation and experimental results conducted on a system level must provide a goal and scope of the single components system research, including fuel processing, fuel cells and all the balance of plant (BoP) components. In the present work a preliminary numerical simulation of a SOFC system is conducted, in order to establish the optimal stack size for minimal cost of electricity (CoE) achievements.

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SOFC power density

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Example of SOFC efficiency trend

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Schematic layout of the system

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NPVs of the system at reference conditions

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Cash flow relative to the optimal economic system

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Schematic 1D representation of SOFC single cell

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