What are Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and what differentiates our systems from the competition?

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are solid state energy conversion devices that can convert hydrocarbon fuels into electricity. The potential advantage these devices have over other power generation mechanisms is that they are extremely efficient, have few moving parts that require little maintenance and they can be located very close to the end user, reducing transmission infrastructure costs. These devices can potentially reduce power production costs, increase the reliability of the our power system (the grid) and have very little negative impact on the environment.

How does an SOFC based power generation system work?


Although SOFC based generators have been available for some time and are produced by several manufacturers, the high cost of producing these devices and short system life has prohibited wide spread use of this technology except for demonstration purposes or in heavily government subsidized installations.
The fact is, until the Terminus system was introduced, no SOFC technology was taken seriously by the electric power industry because of the negatives noted above. In the past, these systems have cost far too much and would typically fail long before they achieved their ROI.


Terminus Energy systems utilize ground breaking cost effective SOFC technology that literally leapfrogs any SOFC technology that exists today. Further, the Terminus systems represent the only fuel cell systems that will be able to compete head-to-head with existing traditional power production technology while providing complementary technology to renewables such as wind and solar. We believe that the Terminus Energy systems will render virtually all presently existing SOFC technology based systems obsolete. Our systems are cost effective, robust and significantly reduce the impact of power operations on the environment.