For Immediate Release
Bloom Energy Debuts Advanced Fuel Cell to Provide Clean,
Reliable, and Affordable Power 24/7
Bloom Energy Server provides continuous onsite electricity from wide range of
renewable or traditional fuel sources
Industry-leading customers include Bank of America, Coca-Cola,
Cox Enterprises, eBay, Google, FedEx, Staples, and Walmart
Sunnyvale, CA - February 24, 2010— Bloom Energy Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based
company committed to changing the way people generate and consume energy, announced
today the availability of the Bloom Energy Server™, a patented solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)
technology that provides a cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable alternative to both today’s
electric grid as well as traditional renewable energy sources. The Bloom Energy Server provides
distributed power generation, allowing customers to efficiently create their own electricity onsite.
The company introduced its groundbreaking technology at an event hosted today at eBay Inc.
headquarters along with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, General Colin Powell, and
several of its early customers.
Built using abundant and affordable materials, Bloom’s fuel cell technology is fundamentally
different from the legacy “hydrogen” fuel cells most people are familiar with. The Bloom Energy
Server is distinct in four primary ways: it uses lower cost materials, provides unmatched efficiency
in converting fuel to electricity, has the ability to run on a wide range of renewable or traditional
fuels, and is more easily deployed and maintained.
Unlike traditional renewable energy technologies, like solar and wind, which are intermittent,
Bloom’s technology can provide renewable power 24/7.
Each Bloom Energy Server provides 100 kilowatts (kW) of power in roughly the footprint of a
parking space. Each system generates enough power to meet the needs of approximately 100
average U.S. homes or a small office building. For more power, customers simply deploy mul