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Utilizing Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Generators For Primary Power Generation

As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of climate change and the need for sustainable energy solutions, the spotlight is increasingly turning towards advanced technologies for primary power generation. This is especially true for industries and applications apart from the utility grid which have traditionally relied on diesel generators for primary or continuous […]

Leveraging Solid Oxide Fuel Cells For A Greener Hydrogen Energy Future

In the quest for sustainable and clean energy solutions, fuel cells have emerged as a pivotal technology, holding the key to unlocking the potential of hydrogen as a versatile energy carrier. With their exceptional efficiency and minimal environmental impact, fuel cells are spearheading the transition towards a hydrogen-based energy landscape.  In this blog post, we […]

A Comprehensive Comparison of Planar and Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 

As the world continues to seek sustainable energy solutions, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have emerged as a promising technology for clean and efficient power generation. Among various SOFC designs, the planar and tubular architectures are the most prevalent. Knowing the difference between the two is imperative for individuals, businesses and communities who are exploring […]

Comparing Diesel Generators and SOFC Generators for Commercial Applications

With today’s increasingly unreliable grid operation, businesses are seeking reliable and efficient power generation solutions for their commercial operations. Historically, diesel generators have been the standard for power generation. Recently, more communities and organizations are considering Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) for their continuous, auxiliary or backup power needs.  This blog post aims to provide […]

The Advantage of Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Over Other Types of Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert the chemical energy of fuels directly into electrical energy. They are a promising alternative to conventional power generation technologies, as they are highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and can be used for a variety of applications, ranging from portable power to grid-scale electricity generation. Among the various types of […]

SPS selected to participate in NASA’s Aeronautics Research Challenge as part of the 2023 University Leadership Initiative (ULI) Award 6

Special Power Sources (SPS) was selected as part of a team to participate in NASA’s Aeronautics Research Challenge dedicated to solving key challenges facing the future of air travel. The team includes 5 universities and 3 companies, including SPS.  SPS will be joining Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee State University, The Ohio State University, University of […]

The Future of Power Generation in Remote Environments

For communities and establishments off the grid, power generation has always been a challenge. The sources of power generation are often unreliable or costly to maintain.  Off-the-grid power generation is a challenge in and of itself, while areas with harsh environments are faced with even less reliable power solutions.  Will these challenges continue to be […]

SOFC Use Case For Residential Properties

This is a concept to share the implications of using solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for residential use.  Problem to solve: Provide adequate and reliable power to off-grid residential properties. Current solutions are either inadequate for providing consistent energy or require large amounts of costly upkeep.  Common off-grid power systems Of the commonly used power […]