Panasonic

Industry

Electronics Manufacturing

Headquarters

Lake Forest, CA

Web site

www.panasonic.aero

Bloom Installation

750 kW
September 2014
Lake Forest, CA

Environmental Benefits

The 750 kW Bloom Energy system will provide 85% of the facility’s energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint by 19%, an estimated 12 million lbs of CO2 over 10 years.

"Panasonic Avionics is focused on high quality products that lower the eco-footprint of airplanes and we have made this a fundamental part of our operations as well. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our world-class manufacturing facilities, and this project supports our goal of powering our facilities with sustainable critical power."
– Phil Wee, Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities

Panasonic Avionics Installs Bloom Energy Fuel Cells at Southern California Headquarters

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a member of the Panasonic Corporation family of companies, installed a 750 kW Bloom Energy Server at the company’s global headquarters in Lake Forest, CA. Panasonic Avionics designs, develops, manufactures, and installs customized in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC) solutions for the airline industry.

Why Bloom?

Panasonic has a long history of innovative and high quality products and was looking to incorporate on-site distributed power for its Lake Forest campus. The Bloom Energy Servers use an advanced solid oxide fuel cell technology to produce electricity with far fewer carbon emissions than other traditional power generation methods. The fuel cells generate enough power to provide 85% of the facility’s energy load.

Implementation

Bloom Energy installed a 750 kW outside the parking lot. The company celebrated the completion of the parking lot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in September 2013.