Bloom Energy Servers Recognized for Superior Availability and Reliability, and for Highest Power Efficiency of any Commercially Available Power Solution
SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 4, 2018 – Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE) announced today that it has been recognized with a Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award in the Data Center Infrastructure Solutions category. The Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Awards recognize technologies for visionary innovation and industry impact, among other factors.
The Bloom Energy Server was recognized for providing clean, affordable, high-availability primary power for data centers, without reliance on traditional back-up or power conditioning equipment.
“Bloom Energy’s visionary innovations and technology excellence places it at the forefront of the data center power solutions industry,” said Gautham Gnanajothi, Principal, Energy and Environment at Frost & Sullivan. “The Energy Server’s cutting edge modular design enhances reliability and resilience to disruption, and is impressive for its ability to eliminate costs associated with operating back-up infrastructure such as diesel generators, uninterruptible power supplies and batteries.”
In the data center segment, power availability is critical, and Bloom Energy Servers meet the industry’s always-on requirements with a modular, redundant design that enables Servers to be serviced or ‘hot swapped’ without interruption. Bloom Energy Servers protect customers against the impact of grid outages, as they are located on-site where the electricity is used and do not depend upon vulnerable transmission and distribution wires which could be impacted by extreme weather.
The efficiency of the Energy Server – the highest delivered electrical efficiency of any commercially available power solution – also helps customers address the spiraling costs of data center power. In the U.S., the total cost of power for data centers was $3.3 billion in 2016. This cost is expected to rise by 8.0% annually through 2021.
“The Bloom Energy Server has the potential to dramatically advance data center power architectures,” said Peter Gross, Vice President of Mission Critical Systems, Bloom Energy. “Our Servers not only improve data center reliability, they also reduce operational costs, improve energy efficiency, minimize emissions and water usage, and greatly simplify operations.”
The Bloom Energy Server converts natural gas or biogas fuel into electricity without combustion, using solid oxide fuel cell technology. It delivers always-on 24/7 power in an extremely compact, energy-dense platform and uses less fuel to generate more electricity than a conventional power plant. It also generates cleaner electricity, with almost 60% less CO2 emissions than the average of the U.S. power generation portfolio. The lack of combustion means Energy Servers generate virtually no smog-forming particulate emissions.
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About Bloom Energy
Bloom Energy’s mission is to make clean, reliable, and affordable energy for everyone in the world. The Company’s product, the Bloom Energy Server, is capable of delivering highly reliable, uninterrupted, 24×7 constant electric power that is clean and sustainable. Bloom’s customers include twenty-five of the Fortune 100 companies and leaders in manufacturing, high-tech, healthcare, retail and other industries. For more information, visit www.bloomenergy.com.
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