Mission-Critical Power from Bloom Energy
Forging Sustainable Businesses and Communities
PTS partner Bloom Energy has developed a revolutionary on-site primary power generation system. The Bloom Energy Server is based on a proprietary fuel cell technology that provides a more reliable, cleaner, and cost effective alternative to the traditional electric grid. Bloom provides a transformational new data center topology that greatly simplifies the architecture and eliminates the need for many legacy components.
The technology is based on a solid oxide fuel cell platform with roots in the NASA Mars Program. The Bloom Energy Server converts fuel into electricity through a clean and efficient electro-chemical process which emits significantly less greenhouse gases, NOx, SOx, and particulate matter than conventional combustion technologies. The system can run on natural gas for significant greenhouse gas reductions, or biogas for a carbon neutral solution.
Reliable, Always-On Electricity
Primary Power for Critical Loads
The Bloom Energy Server architecture provides building blocks that enhance reliability.
- Extended outage protection
- Eliminates surges, sags or interference
- Highly modular, scalable design
- Predictable electricity costs
- 24 x 7 Uninterruptible Power
- Availability of the BE solution = 99.998%
- Concurrently maintainable
- Highly redundant design
- Fault tolerant
- Hot swappable field replacement units
- Eliminates the risk of power over-provisioning
The Bloom Energy modular, always-on architecture replaces the need for legacy systems and reduces expensive building footprint.
Total Cost of Reliable Power
TCO for reliable power requires a lifecycle time horizon for the use of a critical facility and a realistic understanding of what the cost of energy and O&M costs will be over that time. Components of data center TCO that Bloom can impact include:
- Capital equipment
- Installation cost
- Operation and maintenance
- Long-term natural gas purchase contracts which reduce price uncertainty against electric utility escalation
Data Center Facility Technologies
Microgrids provide new, resilient, on-premise power with no upfront CAPEX – only OPEX. A PPA partner, in partnership with PTS, pays for all pre-design consulting, engineering, construction and all backend support on an SLA basis, including monitoring and maintenance, for the lifetime of the PPA or product. The client is left with a gas bill, a multi-year PPA agreement, and whatever residual electric power still needed. In states where power costs are higher, there is a net OPEX savings overall.
Indirect Evaporative Cooling (IDEC)
Indirect Evaporative Cooling (IDEC) is the most effective, efficient, and lowest energy process currently available to cool data centers.
Learn More about Mission‑Critical Power
The TCO for reliable power for a critical facility requires an understanding of energy and O&M costs over the lifetime of the facility.
Contact PTS today to begin the evaluation for your mission critical facility.
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