12 Jul '11, 4pm

MIxed Greens: AT&T Buys 7.5 MW of Bloom Boxes, Solar Diversity and More: That annoying voice on the automated

That annoying voice on the automated support line at AT&T will soon be greener. The telecommunications giant has agreed to install 7.5 megawatts' worth of Bloom Energy Servers at 11 facilities in California. The Energy Servers, which sell for around $700,000 each, produce 100 kilowatts of power, so this amounts to 75 servers. The servers -- solid oxide fuel cells that convert natural gas into electricity at somewhat high (50 percent) levels of efficiency -- will be operational by 2012. In June, Bloom signed a contract with a Delaware utility for 30 megawatts of servers, so the AT&T deal is likely the second largest deal for the company. Caltech has 2 megawatts' worth of servers. Right now, Bloom largely sells its fuel cells in California because cumulative federal and state credits can come to a whopping $8.25 a watt. But the geographic footprint will expand. The Delaware ...

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