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Fuel Cells Will Power a Connecticut Community. Will They Work Elsewhere?

Ken Silverstein

Fuel cells aren’t just blowing hot air. They are now helping to manage electricity costs and supply emergency power to a Connecticut neighborhood through a localized microgrid. The fuel cell-powered microgrid will provide all the power that the “Parkville” community will need during non-emergency operations. If there is an outage, the system will provide emergency   …Continue Reading


Legrand Unveils Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell From Bloom Energy

Carl Weinschenk

Legrand, a manufacturer of electrical and digital infrastructure equipment, this week unveiled a 500kW solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) from Bloom Energy. The platform has been installed in its headquarters in West Hartford, CT. The company expects the fuel cell to eventually provide 88 percent of the electricity used by the buildings on its 263,000-square-foot campus.   …Continue Reading


Microgrid Project Launches in Connecticut

Carl Weinschenk

The city of Hartford, CT, Constellation and Bloom Energy have begun construction of a fuel-cell powered microgrid system that will mitigate costs and supply backup for a part of the Parkville neighborhood of the city. The press release says that the 800 KW system during non-emergency operation will power four buildings – an elementary school, a   …Continue Reading


Hydrogen from Landfill Powers Forklifts at BMW Plant

Carl Weinschenk

Fuel cells fueled by garbage are being used at a BMW plant in Greer, S.C. Five groups – the auto maker, the Energy Department, Ameresco, the Gas Technology Institute and the South Carolina Research Authority – are working together on the project. The latest sign of progress – and a big one it was –   …Continue Reading


Constellation, Bloom Energy Develop 40 MW of Fuel Cell Projects

Linda Hardesty

Constellation and Bloom Energy will jointly develop 40 MW of Bloom Energy fuel cell projects for commercial and public sector customers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Under the agreement, Constellation will provide equity financing and own a majority equity interest in Bloom Energy Servers at more than 170 sites for customers, including   …Continue Reading


IKEA Plugs In Fuel Cells at California Store

Linda Hardesty

IKEA activated a fuel cell system at its retail location in Emeryville, California. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through fuel cells. The system was manufactured by Bloom Energy. Slightly larger than the physical size of a commercial back-up generator, the 300-kW system will operate on biogas and produce   …Continue Reading


Data Center Installs Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Data center company Equinix, is installing a 1 MW Bloom Energy biogas fuel cell project at its SV5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Silicon Valley. The deployment of fuel cells supports Equinix’s long-term sustainability goal of using 100 percent renewable energy across its platform of more than 100 data centers. The 1 MW   …Continue Reading


400 kW Fuel Cell System Powers Comcast Facility

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy fuel cells are now powering Comcast’s Western New England Regional Headquarters in Berlin, Connecticut. The 80,000-sq-foot facility serves as Comcast’s regional headquarters for five New England states and is the master facility for processing TV signals for distribution on the Comcast network. The 400 kW fuel cell system will generate more than 3 million   …Continue Reading


Bloom Energy Installs 300 kW Fuel Cell System for IKEA

Linda Hardesty

IKEA plans to install a fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, California, one of two San Francisco-area stores for the Swedish company. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through the clean electro-chemical process of fuel cells. The fuel cell system will be   …Continue Reading


Osaka Wholesale Market Installs Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy Japan installed the Bloom Energy Server at the Osaka Prefectural Central Wholesale Market in Ibaraki City, Japan. The fuel cell installation can produce 1,200 kW and provides 50 percent of the building’s overall electricity needs. This is the first Bloom Energy Server installation in the Kansai region and also the first commercialized solid   …Continue Reading


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