Bloom Energy and San Jose Sharks Score Power-Play, Bringing Clean, Reliable Electricity to Center Ice

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The San Jose Sharks showcased the future of clean, reliable, always on
electricity in the National Hockey League (NHL) when they hosted the NHL
All-Star Game in late January. The mid-season classic was hosted at the
Sharks’ home, SAP Center at San Jose, which is powered by high tech fuel
cells supplied by Bloom Energy.

Bloom Energy Servers have the highest delivered electrical efficiency of
any commercially available electric power generation system in the
world. The Sharks have deployed the technology at SAP Center, as well as
at their practice facility, helping to lower their carbon footprint as
well as their electric power costs.

The Sharks and Bloom Energy have a long history together, first
collaborating in 2012 to bring Bloom Energy Servers — an always on,
on-site power solution that converts natural gas into energy without
combustion — to SAP Center and to Solar4America Ice. The Sharks were one
of the first professional sports franchises to adopt this emerging
technology. The Servers help reduce the Sharks’ reliance on more
expensive local grid power, and decreases CO2 emissions significantly
compared to the power the Sharks would otherwise buy from the grid.

Over the past seven years, many significant improvements have been made
to Bloom Energy’s core technology, enabling the Sharks to further reduce
their carbon footprint. The latest generation Bloom Energy Servers will
provide 400 kilowatts of power at SAP Center and 500 kilowatts at
Solar4America Ice.

“Silicon Valley’s home team, one of the most innovative in the NHL,
deserves the cleanest, most reliable power,” said KR Sridhar, founder,
chairman and CEO of Bloom Energy. “We are delighted to keep the lights
on, the air clean, and the ice cold for the San Jose Sharks.”

“Our energy and sustainability program has to be one of the best in the
league and we’re quite proud of it,” said Jon Gustafson, vice president
of Sharks Ice, LLC. “Our approach to both is a big part of our plan as a
business and member of the local community. As the population density
increases in areas like San Jose, the demand on the grid gets higher. We
needed to ensure we can meet our operational goals while putting a good
product together and for us – it all starts with the ice.”

For sustainability and air quality initiatives, Bloom Energy Servers add
even more value. By generating electricity without combustion, they
eliminate the emissions that cause smog and respiratory issues. This
supports the Sharks corporate-wide initiative of being more
environmentally responsible within its local communities, including with Climate
Smart San José
, the city’s plan to reduce air pollution, save water,
and create a stronger and healthier community.

About San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the National
Hockey League (NHL) based in San Jose, California. As members of the
NHL’s Pacific Division of the Western Conference, the team plays its
home games at SAP Center at San Jose. The Sharks were founded as an
expansion team in 1991 and made their NHL debut in the 1991-‘92 season.
To date, the Sharks have won six division titles and made the playoffs
in 20 of their first 26 seasons, including 12 the last 13 years. The
2015-‘16 season marked the first time in franchise history that the team
advanced to the Stanley Cup Final.

About Bloom Energy

Bloom Energy’s mission is to make clean, reliable, and affordable energy
for everyone in the world. The Company’s product, the Bloom Energy
Server, delivers highly reliable and resilient, ‘Always-On’ electric
power that is clean and sustainable. Bloom’s customers include
twenty-five of the Fortune 100 companies and leaders in cloud services
and data centers, healthcare, retail, financial services, utilities and
many other industries. For more information, visit


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Bloom Energy
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