Why Propane and Ng SOFCs? FeaturedWritten by Super User
For just under six years Methanol fuel based fuel cells have been our only option for providing reliable off-grid power to our customers. Over the last year Sirius Integrator has launched the newest Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems (SOFCs) available for purchase and our new Remote Power-as-a-Service (RPaaS) rentals. The newest is the Protonex P200i, 200w Propane Solid Oxide tubular Fuel Cell (seen above running in New England's harsh -20c 2015 winter), it services loads typically from 50w to 200w and is made in the United States. We've also been marketing the SiriusPower 350w and 500w (indoor or outdoor ready) propane and natural gas planar SOFC systems that are German made. Interest is very high in using locally supplied propane and natural gas as a fuel for remote power solutions in the field due to the transportation and acquisition costs of methanol. Still each type of fuel cell has it's strengths and weaknesses and we will review them with you.
Benefits of using the Protonex P200i include it's pricing point, use of local propane, 'follow the load feature', it's 10v-48v charging voltage options, it's outdoor ready enclosure, assistance with integration & setup, and US based repair/refresh. The SiriusPower 350w and 500w systems can be ordered as propane or natural gas versions, have longer lifetimes associated with planar SOFCs, use larger battery banks, are focused on continuous power over 200w and have a strong warranty. Both can service 24x7x365 continuous loads or be used in a backup configuration, can run in hot and very cold locations, and are quiet in operation. These SOFCs do not have water management issues and will not get damaged by freezing in the extreme cold. Remote monitoring and management is available for each system.
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