Bloom Energy will soon be installing 30 MW-worth of Bloom Boxes in Delaware in what will be the company's largest project yet.
Delaware regulators just approved the plan that calls for a factory to be built for the fuel-cell boxes. State utility Delmarva Power will raise a large portion of the funds required to finance the project by adding a $1.34-per-month surcharge to its customers' bills. That surcharge will add up to about $100 million over the next 20 years.
The state is also offering $18 million in incentives and the project hopes to receive federal grants as well.
Bloom Energy has already found customers in Google, eBay, Adobe, AT&T and through pilot projects with utilities PG&E, Southern California Edison and Tennessee's EPB, but none of these projects come close to the Delaware deal that could grow to as much as 50 MW.
Beyond a cleaner source of energy, the project will bring Delaware 900 new jobs at the factory and $300 million in annual economic activity.
via Greentech Media
written by David, October 21, 2011
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