eBay To Demonstrate Bloom Fuel cells  

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Tonic reports that cogeneration / fuel cell company Bloom Energy is installing a 500KW configuration at eBay - eBay First To Demonstrate Bloom Fuel cells.

Following hard on Tonic's story on EEStor and a the wave of clean energy technologies about to break on the shores of global warming comes word that eBay is to get the largest installation to date of Bloom Energy's new fuel cell.

And we're not talking about a tiny demonstration project, of the sort we often read about; this is a gang of five commercial-grade cells turning out an impressive 500KW. That's a lot of output. It's no power station, but it's enough to run a neighborhood worth of homes.

Michael Kanellos, writing in greentechmedia, reports that the "City of San Jose has granted eBay permission to install five fuel cells from Bloom Energy that will generate up to 500 kilowatts of power." According to the San Jose Business Journal, eBay is "on a mission to reduce its overall carbon footprint by 15 percent by 2012 ... It’s using technology from the first green tech investment made by [venture capital firm] Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to do it."

2 comments

Anonymous   says 3:52 PM

reckstI like your avasive discription of your new electric power source, vauge as it is , I'm impressed with its output. However how much power does it consume in order to provide you with your self proclaimed "500kvw"output?What is your efficency percentage of real world power consumtion input vs. poweroutput "to the ground"so to speak! Respectfully Submitted, by a intrested master electrician. How much power does it take to fuel your fuel cell's, jsterritory@live.com

It's a fuel cell that generates power using natural gas as the input, so I don't really understand your question I'm afraid.

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