Bloom Energy’s fuel cells power hospitals


Bloom Energy has rapidly deployed fuel cell projects that will support patients affected by Covid-19 at two temporary hospitals in California, US.

The clean energy company quickly set up their microgrids to support expected patient overflow in projects which ensure reliable power for field hospitals treating an overflow of patients with Covid-19.

At the Vallejo site of a national hospital system, Bloom deployed a fuel cell-based microgrid capable of powering a field hospital in the main hospital’s car park to accommodate patient overflow, if needed. Bloom already has 1,200 kilowatts of Energy Servers powering the main hospital, and was able to leverage its on-the-ground capabilities to install the microgrid in only three days, five days ahead of schedule. The microgrid is virtually vibration free and quiet, and occupies only three parking spaces at the site, according to Bloom.

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