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Off the Grid with the Bloom Box

Could this really be the new big thing? Bloom Energy has been operating for 8 years in Silicon Valley. Mostly in stealth mode, meaning they haven’t really been in the spotlight at all.

But last night they were featured on 60 Minutes and we found out that their products have been in use successfully with companies like Google and Ebay. And they are obviously well funded.

What do you guys think? I still much prefer TINY, but this is still very interesting.

What confused me about the video was at first the technology looks so small, but then you learn that it’s a refrigerator-sized appliance.

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I wonder if they could make a product line for tiny houses. I’m sure people like us could make use of a much smaller version.

But the refrigerator-sized one could likely power an entire tiny house village. 😀

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  • Davidrc February 24, 2010, 8:54 am

    I saw the story that Good Morning America did on this this morning, I couldn’t watch the video that accompanied this post. Looked more like commercial refrigerator sized to me. A good plan, hope he succeeds in making his household variant and at his hoped for price. Have to wonder what the fuel price will be too.

  • Davidrc February 25, 2010, 7:35 am

    Saw the CBS story this morning on the network and they mentioned nat gas a a fuel source. I can only assume, until further info, that it would only take the usual plumbing mod for propane. Doable since I’m setting up for that as fuel for kitchen stove and heater anyway. I’d love to get the industrial model to play around with but, $800,000.00 is a tad steep for a “toy”. Oh well.

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