Kyocera began developing proprietary ceramic technologies for SOFC applications in 1985. In 2011, the company began mass production of world-leading cell stacks* 5 for the residential-use "ENE-FARM type S." A more efficient and compact cell stack launched in April 2016 serves as the foundation of the new 3kW SOFC system.As a form of distributed power generation, SOFCs offer great potential to reduce energy losses associated with power transmission. Furthermore, the exhaust heat from power generating processes is effectively used for other purposes including heating water. The SOFC system offers substantial energy savings and lower CO 2 emissions than conventional cogeneration systems using internal-combustion engines or gas turbines. Main Features & Specifications
|Rated Output of Power Generation (AC)||3kW|
|Rated Power Generation Efficiency||52.0% (LHV, default)|
|Rated Overall Efficiency||90% (LHV, default)|
|Dimensions||1,150 W × 675 D × 1,690 H (mm)|
|Gas type||City gas (13A)|
|* A hot water storage unit (200L) separately sold by Noritz Corporation is also required.|
2. Capable of load-following operation based on demandThe system is capable of adjusting power generation in proportion to demand. In addition to providing a steady 3kW of power, the system can be used as a demand-regulated power supply. *1 First commercially available SOFC cogeneration system in the 3-5kW class for institutional applications, based on research by Kyocera (as of June 1, 2017).*2 Highest efficiency of any 3-5kW class SOFC system currently on the market. Based on research by Kyocera (as of June 1, 2017), allowing approx. -2.0% of margins for the absolute value due to the progress of use.*3 Allowing -2.0% of margins for the absolute value due to the progress of use.*4 The cell is a single power-generating unit comprised of a fuel electrode, electrolyte and air electrode; the stack is a collection of cells.*5 World-leading cell stack for residential SOFC fuel cells with a rated power output under 1kW. "ENE-FARM" is a registered trademark of JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. About KYOCERA Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) ( http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, electronic devices, semiconductor packages, printers, copiers, mobile phones, cutting tools and industrial components. During the year ended March 31, 2017, the company's consolidated net sales totaled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the "Top 100 Global Innovators" list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #522 on Forbes magazine's 2017 "Global 2000" list of the world's largest publicly traded companies.