Fuel cells electro-chemically convert fuels (chemical energy) into electricity and heat in a highly efficient way without combustion. Solid oxide fuel cells in particular are high temperature fuel cells operating at temperatures between 800 and 1,000 °C. Similar to other fuel cell technologies they compose of an anode and a cathode separated by an electrolyte. For SOFC units, this electrolyte is a solid ceramic. Unlike conventional fuel cells, the Sunfire fuel cells run on hydrocarbons such as natural gas or Propane (LPG).
Sunfire PowerCore already powered more than 400 units in the field. The field experience and track record underline the reliability and low-maintenance requirements of this technology.