Adobe has made another major stride in the greening of its San Jose corporate headquarters. Earlier this month, we officially flipped the switch on 12 new Bloom Energy fuel cells installed on the fifth floor of Adobe’s West Tower parking garage.
Fuel cells operate a lot like big batteries. They convert air and biogas into electricity, and produce power in a cleaner, more economical way than electricity generated from the power grid. Adobe’s “Bloom boxes” are expected to generate approximately 30 percent of the energy required to power the three San Jose headquarters towers. Using the fuel cells, Adobe expects to reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 121.5 million pounds over 10 years, which is equivalent to taking 1,810 compact cars off the road annually.
Adobe is the largest commercial fuel cell installation to date for Bloom. See the press release here.