Gallery: Bloom Box “Miracle” Micro Power Plant Officially Unveiled

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Source: Earth2Tech

...and he showed up! Gov. Schwarzenegger kicked off the conference by introducing Bloom Energy and saying that it is "60% cleaner than coal." He also mentioned other steps that California has been doing to further clean energy. "Big things like AB 32, million solar roof program, and hydrogen highway have been groundbreaking. We're doing what govt does best. Making laws and setting standards and getting out of the way," he said. "Green jobs have grown 10x faster than other areas. Even in the recession. We want that future and we want those jobs. Proposing a job package, to exempt purchase of green equipment from CA sales tax."

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  2. GTom February 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I can see the power companies working to keep the cost of this technology high so only they will be able to purchase large banks of boxes for the purpose of selling the electricity back to the community. It would be nice to envision three or four of these in every home providing the power, or at least supplementing it for heating/cooling and appliance use, but something always seems to come up that prevents such hopeful scenarios from coming to fruition to protect big business.

  3. wrenchmonkey February 26, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Who says it’s not a renewable energy option? Whoever told you that, didn’t know what they were talking about. It will run off of Hydrogen, and Methane–both of which are completely renewable. But we really don’t even need to worry about renewing any time soon, as we’ve already got an abundant supply of Methane (natural gas) in the ground, and being created by our landfills, on a daily basis.

    Not to mention bio fuels, and other options.

    Is this “THE answer”? No. Is there a “THE answer”? No.

    It’s AN answer, which will become part of an overall solution.

  4. uiteoi February 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

    This is an improved diesel generator, less pollution, more efficient, but needs to run at near-constant load to operate at peak efficiency because of the requirement for high-temperature steam.

    There are many application for this technology but this is not a renewable energy solution. Certainly good for data centers that require constant and available power.

  5. thinksketch February 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I am very interested in how the power grid and energy market will adapt to new technologies like the Bloom Box. Here is an op-ed piece I have written about it:

    Why technologies like the Bloom Box will trigger Google Energy to move from non-profit into big business:

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