Bloom Energy to deliver fuel cells to Equinix is landmark deal

Power from Fuel Cells - Image of Data Center

Equinix will be using fuel cells to power some of its data centers Bloom Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has secured one of the largest fuel cell deployment deals in its history. The company, along with its partner PowerSecure, have been working together to bring some 50 megawatts of fuel cell capacity to the market since last year. Now, the companies will be providing some of this capacity to Equinix, which will use the fuel cells to power some of its data centers.…

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Biogas fuel cells to be used by Equinix

The fuel cell project is expected to lower the CO2 emissions of an Equinix data center to almost zero. The global interconnection and data center, Equinix Inc., along with Bloom Energy, have announced a 1 megawatt (MW) biogas fuel cells project at Equinix’s Silicon Valley data center, which will support its SV5 facility, and is expected to not only decrease the data center’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to nearly zero, but will also provide approximately 8.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean and reliable energy to power a portion of…

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Hydrogen fuel cells help keep data center safe in Germany

Frankfurt, Germany - Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Equinix turns to hydrogen fuel cells for fire suppression support Equinix, one of the world’s largest data center organizations, has launched a new test concerning hydrogen fuel cells at one of its data centers located in Frankfurt, Germany. The test is meant to demonstrate the viability of fuel cells as a fire suppression tool, with the company gauging the capability of these systems to protect the data servers located within the facility. Fuel cells are most often used to provide electrical power, but they have also been used in the…

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