What is Distributed Generation?
Distributed generation (DG) refers to power generation at the point of consumption. Generating power on-site, rather than centrally, eliminates the cost, complexity, interdependencies, and inefficiencies associated with transmission and distribution. Like distributed computing (i.e. the PC) and distributed telephony (i.e. the mobile phone), distributed generation shifts control to the consumer.
The World Needs Distributed Generation that is Clean and Continuous
Historically, distributed generation meant combustion generators (e.g. diesel gensets). They were affordable, and in some cases reliable, but they were not clean. While many people will tolerate dirty generation thousands of miles away from them, they think twice when it is outside their bedroom window or office door.
Recently, solar has become a popular distributed generation option. Although the output is clean it is also intermittent, making it an incomplete strategy for businesses that need power around the clock, including when the sun is not shining.
The Benefits of Bloom Energy
Bloom Energy is a Distributed Generation solution that is clean and reliable and affordable all at the same time. Bloom's Energy Servers can produce clean energy 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, generating more electrons than intermittent solutions, and delivering faster payback and greater environmental benefits for the customer. And while other DG systems may require lengthy installations, sunny locations, or demand for consistent 24/7/365 heat load, Bloom's systems are easy and fast to install, practically anywhere.
As Distributed Generation moves to the forefront of corporate consciousness, Bloom Energy Servers are perfectly designed to meet the demanding needs of today's economically and environmentally minded companies.