First Bloom Energy Server comes online at SoftBank facility in Fukuoka, Japan
Tokyo, Japan and Sunnyvale, CA – November 25, 2013 — Bloom Energy today announced the completion of the company’s first international project at SoftBank’s M-Tower in Fukuoka, Japan. In a celebratory event, the leadership of SoftBank, Bloom Energy, Bloom Energy Japan, and General Colin Powell commemorated the completion of the project. In July of 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.
This initial Bloom Energy deployment represents a new path forward for safe and reliable electricity generation in Japan. Bloom Energy’s fuel cell technology addresses Japan’s urgent need for reliable electricity as the country continues to transition away from nuclear power.
“Japanese businesses now have an alternative energy solution that gives them control over their energy destiny,” said KR Sridhar, Principal Co-Founder and CEO of Bloom Energy. “This project signifies not only an exciting start for our partnership with SoftBank in Japan, but also a first step toward our mission to provide clean, reliable and affordable energy to everyone in the world.”
“I am delighted that we have installed our first Bloom Energy Server in Japan. I believe that Bloom’s clean, reliable, and safe on-site electricity will become one of the solutions for businesses in the future, and this installation is a significant milestone for SoftBank to further drive the adoption of innovative, clean energy,” said Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group Representative.
“Bloom Energy is creating a new way for generating energy and changing the dynamics of electrical production and distribution throughout the world,” commented the honorable General Colin Powell, the Former United States Secretary of State and a member of Bloom Energy’s Board of Directors. “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this celebration this morning and I want to congratulate everyone involved in bringing Bloom Energy Japan to life.”
Bloom Energy has more than 100 MW of Bloom Energy Servers installed in the United States. Earlier this year, the company opened a large manufacturing center in Newark, Delaware and completed a number of mission critical projects.
About Bloom Energy
The company was founded in 2001 with a mission to make clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world. Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for several Fortune 500 companies including Google, Walmart, AT&T, Staples, The Coca-Cola Company, as well as notable non-profit organizations such as Caltech and Kaiser Permanente. The company is headquartered in the United States at Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit www.bloomenergy.com.