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Bloom Energy says ‘hello!’ to out-of-state competition

A federal lawsuit was settled this week that paves the way for increased competition in the Delaware fuel cell space.

Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar. (Photo by Flickr user Bloom Energy, used under a Creative Commons license)

Until now, fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy was a lone wolf in the state’s renewable energy program.
On Wednesday, a federal lawsuit was settled between the state and Bloom’s Connecticut competitor, FuelCell Energy, Inc. The latter had previously claimed that a 2011 Delaware amendment “discriminated against out-of-state business,” according to the News Journal.
Needless to say, FuelCell Energy folks are pretty pleased with the outcome of the settlement.

Out-of-state fuel cell manufacturers will be allowed to compete in Delaware’s renewable energy program, according to a settlement reached between a competitor of Bloom Energy, Gov. Jack Markell and state utility officials.

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