(The Hosting News) – AT&T structures in California are getting a bit of an overhaul. A recent article by data center site DatacenterDynamics said that various sites used by AT&T will receive Bloom energy fuel cells.
An AT&T spokesperson recently told the site that the new fuel cells will be used in facilities including data centers, administration offices, and other facilities.
What exactly does the use of these new fuel cells mean for AT&T’s facilities?
According to Data Center Knowledge, the cells have the ability to convert various gases, including air into electricity. That means additional energy efficiency for a big company like AT&T that plans to implement the technology into 11 facilities in the state.
The exact fuel cells that will be added were developed and launched by Bloom Energy in early 2010. According to DataCenterDynamics, few data centers have used the fuel cells so far. However, their implementation by AT&T marks a new development in their use.
It’s expected that the cells will be operational by sometime early next year.
Besides being known for its cellphone services, AT&T provides other services that include broadband internet and television.