AT&T and Bloom Energy, an American manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells, have agreed to terms for a power purchase agreement (PPA) through which AT&T will purchase 9.6 megawatts (MW) of power provided by Bloom's fuel cells. The announcement of the new fuel cell generation adds to the 7.5 MW that AT&T contracted to purchase from Bloom in July of 2011. The agreements will provide power to 28 AT&T sites in California and Connecticut, and the aggregate capacity has made AT&T the largest, non-utility purchaser of energy produced by Bloom Energy's fuel cells.
In addition, AT&T also has deployed nearly 3.9 megawatts of solar installations and works with external groups to investigate scalable energy efficiency projects.
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AT&T Becomes Bloom Energy's Largest Non-Utility Fuel Cell Customer