Analyst Report: Bloom Energy and Data Centers – Perfect Together?


Bloom Energy dominated tech headlines this week, starting with a 60 Minutes segment on Sunday and culminating in the official unveiling of its stealthy fuel cell technology, yesterday. The company — whose pitch promises cheap, clean energy that operates independently of the grid — sounds like it could be just the thing for data-center operators. Undoubtedly, many are wondering if a Bloom Energy Server, aka Bloom Box, will satisfy their growing energy needs. Sure, it will help them meet their carbon reduction goals and may even resolve some thorny siting issues, but let’s zero in on two of the factors that matter most to the folks that run data centers: availability and cost.

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