SatCon Delivers Power Unit to Siemens Westinghouse

September 16, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that its Power Systems Canada unit shipped a 250kW power-conversion system to Siemens Westinghouse (Orlando, FL) for use in Siemens' solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC), which is aimed at the stationary distributed-power generation market. SatCon also received an order from Siemens Westinghouse for two additional systems to be delivered by the end of 2001.

The Siemens SOFC and SatCon's power-conditioning system will be 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.

"We are continuing to make important strides in commercializing our technology into power conditioning and power-conversion products to meet the growing demand for highly reliable electrical power," said David Eisenhaure, SatCon's president and CEO. "Today's businesses have a need for 'always-on' electrical power that just can't be delivered by the current electric utility grid and, like SatCon, Siemens is recognizing this need and offering solutions that provide more reliable and environmentally friendly electric power."