SatCon Delivers 250kW PCS to Siemens Westinghouse

June 13, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that it has shipped a next-generation StarSine 250kW power conversion system (PCS) to Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. (Orlando, FL) for use with its solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC), which is being developed under a cooperative agreement between Siemens Westinghouse and the US Department of Energy, and which is aimed at the stationary distributed power generation market.

The Siemens SOFC and SatCon's StarSine PCS are being combined with a gas turbine to provide high-efficiency energy at extremely low emission levels. The system will generate both electrical power and heat, and is sized for applications in commercial buildings such as offices, malls, hospitals or industrial complexes.

"This was an important delivery for us," said SatCon President and CEO David Eisenhaure. "We had delivered previous units to Siemens, but these units are the newer generation and were designed for higher efficiency. We think these deliveries are important because each one indicates a further step in the maturity and commercialization of fuel cells."