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UT Chattanooga

Bloom Energy Server unveiling at EPB Play

Officials and representatives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently inaugurated the City's first Bloom Box, a 100kW energy server poised to become an important alternative energy source for the nation's power grid.

The energy server uses solid oxide fuel cell technology developed by California's Bloom Energy. Researchers from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering evaluated the cell's efficiency and will continue to monitor the new installation.
The project is the continuation of a long-standing partnership between the UTC SimCenter, EPB, TVA, and Bloom Energy that began with Bloom's first field trial of its technology in 2006. That successful field trial was a key milestone on Bloom's path to commercialization.

Located on the top floor of the EPB building's parking garage, in downtown Chattanooga, the Bloom Box will be a showcase piece for innovation and for successful collaboration between the public and private sectors. By working closely with TVA, this project also highlights how distributed generation technologies such as Bloom's can be an integral part of a clean smart grid for the 21st century.

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