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Bloom's Fuel cell is ten times the cost of others.
At $700,000 to $800,000 for a 100 kW fuel cell, Bloom's cost is $7,000 to $8,000 per kW. DOE reports that VERSA Power and some others have already achieved costs of only $700 per kW when manufactured in large volumes, and expects their costs to decline to only $400 per kW in 2012. VERSA Power is owned 43% by Fuel Cell Energy. FCE makes molten carbonate fuel cells for only about $2,000 per kW. VERSA Power and several others have been participating in the DOE SECA billion dollar program for several years. SECA is devoted to reducing manufacturing costs of solid oxide fuel cells, and improving their longevity and fuel efficiency. But Bloom has the best PR by far.
Edited by Salubrius
Updated - 16th Sep 2011