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Redox Set to Launch Dishwasher-Sized 'Cube' Fuel Cells for 90% Less than Current Technologies

by , 08/15/13

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Fuel cells could provide a vital source of power for off-grid communities and cities experiencing hurricanes and thunderstorms – but existing units are expensive, massive, and they tend to run extremely hot. That’s why Redox‘s solid oxide fuel cell is such a breakthrough. The powerful fuel cell is about the size of a dishwasher, and it’s expected to cost 90% less than other units currently on the market.

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Known as “The Cube,” the Redox PowerSERG 2-80 is about the size of a dishwasher, which is 90% smaller than most other generators out there. The company also says that it can run at 1/10th the cost of other generators. The Cube can be fueled by natural gas, propane, biomass or diesel, and is clean and reliable during operation.

Redox partnered last year with researchers at the University of Maryland (including solid oxide fuel cell technology whiz Eric Wachsman) to commercialize the technology, which should be ready to hit the market by 2014. Once it does, The Cube will provide reliable, safe, locally generated power that can even be taken off-grid. Each generator provides enough power to run a small store or gas station. When used to provide both power and heat, it runs at 80-percent efficiency. It’s a great way to ensure that important energy needs are not compromised by an unreliable power grid.

+ Redox

Via Forbes

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  1. Travis Moore February 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    It would be a about a dollar per watt for a 25 kilowatt generator. If it is 90 percent cheaper being a tenth that cost would be near the area of 2500 dollar if my estiments are right. So then I guess you just pay your gas bill to make your electric or make your own methane from anerobic digesters or by making it from aluminum carbide and water in a methane reactor or something. Getting off grid would be nice while everyones electric is off during the ice storm I could be warm and toasty at home with lights, heat, and a working fridge and cook stove.

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