SOLIDpower SpA’s core business is the development, production and commercialization of SOFC-based power modules for the stationary market. Company focus is currently on micro-cogenerator appliances (mCHP) of small power (1-2,5 kW electric) for the distributed generation market which offers both high electric and thermal efficiency (typically 50% electric and 90% cogeneration efficiency). Starting from 2008, the company counts on a pilot production plant in Italy for manufacturing cells, stacks and Hotbox modules with a capacity up to 2 MW/year. SOLIDpower participates in the ene.field project as manufacturer of FC generators and is dedicated to bring FC generator to commercial success within the next 3 to 4 years.
The company has a large industrial and R&D experience on SOFC technology and related products, including all required manufacturing and quality control aspects necessary to properly integrate a new technology in market products. Despite the young age of the company (2006), the experience on SOFC can be traced back to the Swiss Affiliated HTceramix SA (Lausanne, CH), spinoff of EPFL funded in 2000 and acquired by SOLIDpower in May 2007, while the Industrial experience stems from 40years experience of major investors.
The company is also currently involved in several R&D projects at the European and National level.

Key personnel:

Dr. Stefano Modena, Ph.D. in Material Engineering at University of Trento in 2004. From 2004 to 2007, employed by IRST (Scientific and Technological Research Institute) in Trento, on SOFC cells and stack testing. Since Feb 2007 he joined SOLIDpower in the R&D Dept, leading several local and international R&D projects. He’s the company reference for several SOFC mCHP deployment programs, i.e. “Crisalide trial” in Province of Trento and the EU field demonstration project ene.field for residential and commercial applications. Currently, he’s managing the “Commissioning & Field Test” team, dealing with all SOFC co-generators system deployment aspects, from installation to service. Author and co-author of more the 20 publications on International Journals.

Elvirosa Brancaccio, graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples in 2005 and received a MS degree in Energetic Engineering from the University del Salerno in 2006. Awarded a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Salerno in 2009. She worked for ten years in the area of research and development of innovative products in the field of energy saving and since July 2010 she joined SP in the R&D Department as Project Manager. She has co-authored a number of articles, research reports, international conference presentations and two patents.

Daniele Laner, graduated in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Trento in January 2009. In 2009 he collaborated with the University of Trento in a project concerning the optimization fluid dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines. From 2010 to the end of 2012, employed by CRF (central research organization for Fiat Automobiles S.p.A ) as mechanical engineer and involved in several projects in the area of alternative fuel vehicles. In 2013 he worked as a consultant in energy conservation and energy certification of residential buildings. Since march 2014 he joined SOLIDpower in the R&D Department as mechanical
engineer mainly involved in the development and prototyping of mechanical and hydraulic components, as part of mCHP systems based on SOFC.

Number of Employees:
120
Fields of Research:
micro CHP
Website:
http://www.solidpower.com

Contact:
stefano.modena@solidpower.com