Orlando-based Siemens Power Generation recently successfully tested its latest solid oxide fuel cell technology that incorporates high-power density technology being developed under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA). A prototype 5kW-class complete system using the SECA technology has operated for 2,800 hours and continues to operate at the Siemens facility near Pittsburgh, Penn.

The test has met or exceeded all of the DOE technical and economic objectives for Phase I of the SECA program.