Bloom Energy Recognized with Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for Data Center Power Infrastructure
Bloom Energy Servers Recognized for Superior Availability and
Reliability, and for Highest Power Efficiency of any Commercially
Available Power Solution
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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
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.