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Old 05-02-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Have any of you heard of this?

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The Bloom Energy Server is a solid oxide fuel cell made by Bloom Energy, of Sunnyvale, California, that uses liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons (such as gasoline, diesel or propane produced from fossil or bio sources) to generate electricity on the site where it will be used; Bloom Energy representatives assert that it is at least as efficient as a traditional large-scale coal power station.
Currently they're only making energy servers for big companies (Google, eBay, FedEx, walmart are among the ones that are using them so far).

They plan to make energy servers for household use, that would be about this size:



and this little thing would power your entire house. The price would be about $3,000

more info here:
Bloom Energy Server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


YouTube - Bloom Box Unveiled

pretty cool stuff, hope it gets developed for individual home use
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