In this paper, design strategies for improving electrical efficiency, thermal design and fuel utilization of an ammonia-fed SOFC are investigated. Three strategies are presented to improve system performances: (i) the introduction of an additional stack to distribute the power i.e. power rating, (ii) the evaluation of the anode off gasses recirculation and (iii) the use of the off gasses to operate a cascade stack (re-powering), where the anode flue gas is recuperated. A system design that integrates these new features is modelled with zero-dimension thermodynamic equations. The three strategies were evaluated for net system efficiency and the heat exchanger area as main design parameters. The power rating allows to reduce the heat exchanger surface while the recirculation and repowering are suitable to increase system efficiency. With an integration of the three solutions, it is possible to achieve an increase in net efficiency from 52.1% to 66% and a reduction in heat exchanger surface area of 67% compared to the reference design that does not consider any of the proposed design strategies.