Ever wondered why so many companies and institutions like Google, eBay and Caltech are installing Bloom Energy’s fuel cell Bloom Boxes?
Here’s a fascinating breakdown of the figures for Adobe’s San Jose Headquarters from Bloom Energy‘s Director of Product Marketing, Asim Hussain, who made a rare public appearance at SVForum’s Clean Tech Conference at SAP last month.
The Bloom Box installation was made atop Adobe’s garages in 2010 – Here are the details:
Number of Bloom Boxes/ Servers: 12
Size of Bloom Servers: 1.2 Megawatts
Energy source: Biogass (100% renewable)
Cost to generate power: 8.5c per Kilowatt Hour – fixed for 10 years
Previous cost to generate power: 13c per Kilowatt Hour
Savings: Approx $500,000 per annum
Incentives and programs: PG&E self generation program, Federal Investment Tax credits
Green Building issues: Helps LEED evaluation qualification for Platinum Certification in areas of energy and atmosphere; and innovation and design.
New Video coming soon…
Here’s a video segment from the first extended interview with Founder and CEO, KR Sridhar: How to Change the World
Other Bloom interviews here