For which sectors is the SOFC system suitable?
Working for the energy transition: our decentralized fuel cell system
Whether it’s deployed in an urban quarter, building, industrial plant, or data center, our Bosch SOFC system is always the right choice. It’s ideal for applications that require the generation of electricity and heat to be not only highly efficient, but also grid-independent, for maximum reliability and future-readiness. It’s all part of the energy transition, which we’re already associating with hydrogen.
The energy supply of the future is decentralized and flexible – characteristics that exactly describe Bosch’s fuel cell system. Our small power plant based on a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) can achieve even more, including more efficiency. In terms of numbers, its electrical efficiency is more than 60 percent at beginning of life. When waste heat is utilized, its overall efficiency reaches 85 percent. Plus, it can be individually scaled as needed. The fuel-flexible SOFC system can already run on natural gas or biomethane today, and is ready to run on hydrogen in the future. Our pilot plants are already proving that the fuel cell system is an important enabler of the energy transition, particularly in urban quarters, buildings, industrial plants, and data centers. This is an important step for future series production.
Decentralized power generation to meet individual requirements
Demands for energy are growing, as is the demand for reliable, decentralized power generation. The SOFC has many potential applications. Multiple units can be flexibly scaled to form a system all the way up to the megawatt range. As part of a decentralized energy grid, the SOFC system can also be connected to other power generating systems in order to supply electricity and heat for various applications in an energy grid.
The Bosch SOFC system is currently in the pilot phase. All technical specifications given are development objectives and refer to the beginning of life.