Throwback Thursday Spotlight: Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Server Installed at the new Yokohama City Hall

By August 27, 2020 3   min read  (562 words)

August 27, 2020 |

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Bloom Energy Japan Co., Ltd. (Bloom Energy Japan, Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Shigeki Miwa, hereinafter “Bloom Energy Japan”), which produces electricity in the SoftBank Group, is a clean, highly efficient commercial and industrial type.

The fuel cell power generation system “Bloom Energy Server” was at the new Yokohama City Hall and started operation. The output of the “Bloom Energy Server” installed this time is 200kW, and it is planned to cover about 10% of the annual power consumption expected to be in demand at the new Yokohama City Hall.

The “Bloom Energy Server” is a clean and highly efficient solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that uses city gas or natural gas as a fuel, and its power generation efficiency exceeds 60% in the initial value. As a base power source, the introduction is progressing in facilities that require a sustainable supply of electricity, such as data centers, factories, large-scale commercial facilities, and government offices. This is also the first time that a Bloom Energy Server has been installed in a main government office building in Japan.

Bloom Energy Japan will continuously supply clean and stable electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to improve the environment of the new Yokohama City Hall and continue the administrative function in an emergency. The “Bloom Energy Server” is highly efficient and contributes to the reduction of CO2, and even during a power failure, it is possible to continue power generation by supplying fuel with medium pressure gas, which is highly disaster-resistant.

Bloom Energy Japan will contribute to the spread of disaster-resistant and clean distributed power sources in Japan by supplying electric power generated by the highly efficient and highly reliable “Bloom Energy Server”.

■Outline of “Bloom Energy Server” installed at the New City Hall of Yokohama City Hall

Installation location 6-50-10 Honmachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Installation area 76㎡ *1
Output scale 200kW
Rated power generation efficiency (initial value) Over 60% (LHV) *2
Size (width x height x depth)/weight About 10.0m×2.0m×1.3m/16.2t
Start date of operation Sunday, May 17, 2020

*1 Includes maintenance space, warehouse and power panel space
*2 Initial efficiency is calculated based on LHV (low heating value)

About ” Bloom Energy Server”

Bloom Energy Server is a breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell that can utilize multiple fuels and is clean, highly efficient and distributed. This technology was developed through the NASA space project and is fundamentally different from conventional hydrogen fuel cells. The Bloom Energy Server runs on city gas, is unrivaled in power generation efficiency, and is easy to install and maintain. In addition, Bloom Energy’s flexible and expandable module technology enables installation with a power generation capacity that meets customer needs.

 About Bloom Energy Japan

Bloom Energy Japan was founded in May 2013 with the purpose of providing a safe, clean, stable, and distributed alternative power source that is compact and that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Bloom Energy Japan Company Profile

Company name: Bloom Energy Japan Co.,
Ltd. Owner : SB Power Management Co., Ltd. 50%

Bloom Energy Corporation 50%

Business description: Supply and sales of electricity from clean and safe fuel cells.

In addition, incidental operations such as the import and installation of equipment accompanying it.

Representative: Shigeki Miwa, President and Representative Director

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