Bloom Energy has announced the commercial availability of its Hydrogen Energy Servers, which are hydrogen-powered fuel cells that provide on-site, zero-carbon energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all in a simple, modular, and adaptable design.
Commercial shipments are scheduled to begin in 2022, with orders being accepted now.
Hundreds of nations have pledged to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, and more than 30 countries are now implementing hydrogen-specific policies. Hydrogen is well-suited for a variety of uses, including transportation, and can help hard-to-decarbonize heavy sectors achieve a net-zero emissions future.
With 62 percent of power produced by the burning of fossil fuels, electricity generation is the second greatest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Hydrogen technologies, such as hydrogen-powered fuel cells, dramatically minimize environmental consequences and remove greenhouse gas emissions connected with energy generation.
The need for hydrogen for energy storage and power generation will increase as the hydrogen economy expands. Bloom Energy’s Hydrogen Energy Servers will be another option in getting to net zero emissions when hydrogen production becomes more widespread.
Deia Bayoumi, Bloom Energy’s vice president of product management, said, “Bloom Energy offers a complementary portfolio of solutions and a robust partner ecosystem supporting both ends of the hydrogen economy – clean hydrogen generation and efficient hydrogen usage.” “With these services and collaborative solutions, our technology can be used for today’s demands as well as future needs as the hydrogen economy grows stronger.”
Renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, are essential for producing clean electricity. These sources, on the other hand, are fundamentally intermittent, with times of surplus energy output generating more power than transmission systems can handle. To balance generation and consumption, curtailment is required. Curtailment may be avoided by combining renewables with the Bloom Electrolyzer; hydrogen can be generated at scale, compressed, and stored for lengthy periods of time during periods of surplus renewable output.
The inclusion of hydrogen-powered fuel cells enables the stored hydrogen to be turned into zero-carbon electricity that can be utilized whenever energy is required, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This also allows islanded or isolated communities with renewable resources to self-generate fuel for dependable energy without having to rely on imported gasoline.
Bloom Energy executive vice president and chief technology officer Venkat Venkataraman said, “Our technology is uniquely equipped to enable hydrogen adopters flourish in the hydrogen economy.” “Bloom Energy’s hydrogen-powered fuel cells are based on the company’s solid-oxide platform, which has better efficiencies than existing fuel cell technologies, generates more electricity with less hydrogen, and offers stable power to assist businesses achieve their zero-carbon goals.”