Energies 2010, 3(4), 754-769; doi:10.3390/en3040754
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Integration of A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell into A 10 MW Gas Turbine Power Plant

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Received: 4 February 2010; Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fuel Cells)
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Abstract: Power generation using gas turbine power plants operating on the Brayton cycle suffers from low efficiencies. In this work, a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is proposed for integration into a 10 MW gas turbine power plant, operating at 30% efficiency. The SOFC system utilizes four heat exchangers for heat recovery from both the turbine outlet and the fuel cell outlet to ensure a sufficiently high SOFC temperature. The power output of the hybrid plant is 37 MW at 66.2% efficiency. A thermo-economic model predicts a payback period of less than four years, based on future projected SOFC cost estimates.
Keywords: thermo-economic model; solid oxide fuel cell; gas turbine; hybrid power plant
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Cheddie, D.F. Integration of A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell into A 10 MW Gas Turbine Power Plant. Energies 2010, 3, 754-769.

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Cheddie DF. Integration of A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell into A 10 MW Gas Turbine Power Plant. Energies. 2010; 3(4):754-769.

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Cheddie, Denver F. 2010. "Integration of A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell into A 10 MW Gas Turbine Power Plant." Energies 3, no. 4: 754-769.

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