SOFC-CHP: Galileo 1000 N - Best practice Sheet - Switzerland

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Galileo 1000 N is a fuel cell system designed to replace a gas boiler in single family homes and small multi family homes.

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell type(SOFC) will be started and operated throughout the entire heating season. In summer it will switched of due to lack of heat demand. The fc will provide the base load of electricity and heat. If the fc’s thermal performance is no more sufficient, the back-up burner will provide another 20 kW to fulfil the heat demand of the building. Operation is heat oriented as usual for many CHP systems and natural gas will be used as the fuel.

As of the present date, it has been reported here that "With the Galileo fuel cell systems tested reliability and service life, HEXIS is currently preparing for its middle of 2013 market entry geared towards end customers¨.

There has been one public date/presentation at the ISH event March 12-16, 2013 and another to come at Hannover Messe 2013 event April 8-12, 2013.  Please click here for more information.


The Galileo 1000 N is based on the high temperature fuel cell of SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) type as well as on an additional gas burner. Both the fuel cell and the burner provide the basic demand of electricity and total demand of thermal energy to the building.

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The Galileo 1000 N fuel cell system has numerous benefits which include: low emissions, high efficiency, compact design, easy maintenance and low production costs. In addition, it is suitable for private, residential, commercial and public buildings.

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