Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bloom Box and Bloom Energy Are Innovative and Exciting

Bloom Box and Bloom Energy are innovative and exciting to those who are excited about the possibilities that await from this fuel cell driven generator. One small cube could provide power for a home. Of course, the Bloom Box technology is still cost prohibitive, with only large companies and the ultra wealthy able to afford it.

However, in the future this could all change. Imagine being able to not have to rely on the power grid!

The Bloom Box is also thought of as an "energy server" using a fuel cell. However, the Bloom Box isn't your run-of-the-mill fuel cell. Per their official Web site, the Bloom Energy fuel cell differs from a regular fuel cell in 4 main ways. They are:

  1. Low cost materials – our cells use a common sand-like powder instead of precious
    metals like platinum or corrosive materials like acids.
  2. High electrical efficiency – we can convert fuel into electricity at nearly twice the
    rate of some legacy technologies
  3. Fuel flexibility – our systems are capable of using either renewable or fossil fuels
  4. Reversible – our technology is capable of both energy generation and storage
So while the technology isn't widely available now, in the future the hope is that it will become available. It's a lofty dream for certain, but one that we simply can't afford to ignore.

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