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LPL Financial Opens Net-Zero Office Tower

Linda Hardesty

LPL Financial, an independent broker-dealer, opened its new San Diego headquarters, Tower II at La Jolla Commons, which it believes to be the largest net-zero energy commercial office building in the United States. The 13-story, 415,000-sq-foot office tower utilizes three fuel cells to convert biogas into carbon-neutral electricity that will allow the building to achieve   …Continue Reading

2.6 MW Fuel Cells Power Santa Clara County

Linda Hardesty

Washington Gas Energy Systems announced a 2.6 MW Bloom Energy project in Santa Clara County, Calif. Washington Gas will finance, build, own and operate the project and sell all energy generated to Santa Clara County under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The Bloom Energy Servers will generate power using natural gas and biogas. Bloom   …Continue Reading

Stationary Fuel Cell Market to Top $2bn this Year

William Opalka

Annual revenue in the stationary fuel cell market will double to $2 billion this year form 2012’s $1 billion, according to a new report from Navigant Research, Stationary Fuel Cells.. Navigant also forecasts that even under conservative growth estimates, the industry will be shipping 6.9 GW per annum of stationary fuel cells by 2022. Even   …Continue Reading

Bloom Wants In On Massachusetts Incentives

William Opalka

Bloom Energy Corp. wants to make fuel cell technology eligible under a Massachusetts program approved in 2010 that calls on utilities to enter into long-term contracts with utilities. Natural gas, which powers Bloom’s fuel cells, is not an eligible fuel under existing state programs that seek diverse and renewable fuels. Bloom appealed to Massachusetts lawmakers for   …Continue Reading

Bloom Energy Installs Fuel Cells in Japanese Skyscraper

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy completed the company’s first international project at SoftBank’s M-Tower in Fukuoka, Japan. In July 2013, SoftBank and Bloom Energy announced the formation of a joint venture, Bloom Energy Japan, and this is the first project to come out of the new partnership. Bloom Energy’s fuel cell technology addresses Japan’s need for electricity as   …Continue Reading

Macy’s Installs Fuel Cells at Fulfillment Center

Linda Hardesty

A clean electricity generation system has been installed at Macy’s online fulfillment center in Cheshire, Conn. The Bloom Energy Servers use an advanced solid oxide fuel cell technology to produce electricity on-site. The 600 kW Bloom Energy installation will provide an estimated five million kWh each year. The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority of   …Continue Reading

CenturyLink Installing Bloom Fuel Cells

William Opalka

A CenturyLink data center in California will be powered by fuel cells capable of generating 500 kW. The Bloom Energy fuel cells located onsite will operate independently of the power grid. The fuel cells are expected to produce nearly 4.4 million kWh of annual electricity, helping power cloud, managed hosting and colocation services housed within   …Continue Reading

Fuel Cells Power eBay Data Center

Linda Hardesty

eBay launched a new data center in Salt Lake City, Utah, notable for the fact that it will be powered by 30 fuel cells. Bloom Energy Servers are the primary, on-site power source for the newest data center, according to eBay’s blog. The online auction company expects the Bloom Energy fuel cells to not only   …Continue Reading

Bloom Energy Partners with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Fuel Cell Leasing

Energy Manager Today Staff

Bloom Energy and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have developed a leasing program with for business customers to finance Bloom Energy projects that will generate on-site power at customer facilities. The new financing program eliminates the need for an upfront capital investment for customer deployment of Bloom Energy Servers, Bloom Energy said. BofA Merrill has   …Continue Reading

Deals: SoftBank, Bloom Energy Form JV in Japan, Sacramento Utility Selects Ecology

Linda Hardesty

SoftBank and Bloom Energy established a 50/50 Joint Venture that intends to address Japan’s need for affordable electricity. The closure of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the earthquake has created a significant electrical power deficit, according to the partners. Subsequent energy imports have greatly expanded Japan’s trade deficit while consumer electricity prices have   …Continue Reading

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