2.8 MW DFC3000™
FuelCell Energy’s DFC3000™ system is capable of providing high-quality baseload power up to 2.8 MW with high electrical efficiency.
The system is well-suited for on-site applications with significant load requirements such as hospitals, universities, manufacturing facilities, wastewater treatment plants, or for multi-plant fuel cell parks to support the electric grid.
The plants are scalable as multiple DFC3000 systems can be combined to provide tens of megawatts of Ultra-Clean energy to the electric grid. This is exemplified in a five-unit 15 MW fuel cell park located in Bridgeport, Connecticut and a twenty one unit 59 MW fuel cell park located in South Korea.
The DFC3000 can be configured for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applications or the heat from the fuel cells can be converted into additional electricity through utilization of an Organic Rankine Cycle bottoming application.
Due to the virtual lack of pollutants, modest space requirements and quiet operation of Direct FuelCell power plants, the DFC3000 is ideal for urban areas where traditional electrical generation plants are not feasible or desirable.
Distributed generation provides power at the point of use, lessening reliance on the electrical transmission grid and represents incremental capacity that does not require costly and difficult to site transmission lines. Electric utilities value the avoidance of transmission maintenance costs that distributed generation provides as well as removing the difficulty involved in siting and permitting transmission lines in populated areas.
Space requirements are modest with one plant requiring approximately one quarter of an acre. A four-unit 11.2 MW fuel cell park operating in South Korea occupies only about one acre of land.
The DFC3000 power plant consists of two fuel cell modules, each housing four fuel cell stacks with each individual fuel cell stack rated for 350 kilowatts (i.e. 8 fuel cell stacks in total at 350 kW each totals 2.8 MW of electricity generation).
The value proposition for ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants is even more compelling in regions that offer financial incentives for the adoption clean distributed power generation.