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Is the Bloom Box an Energy Breakthrough?
The Bloom Box: An Energy Breakthrough? In the world of energy, the Holy Grail is a power source that’s inexpensive and clean, with no emissions. Well over 100 start-ups in Silicon Valley are working on it, and one of them, Bloom Energy, is about to make public its invention: a little power plant-in-a-box they want to put literally in your backyard.
What is a Bloom Box fuel cell?
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Bloom Energy held a press event Wednesday morning detailing the Bloom box fuel cell, which is designed to be stacked into small blocks and housed in a unit about the size of a refrigerator.
What does Bloom Energy do?
His company, publicly traded Bloom Energy, sells fuel cells鈥攕teel boxes that generate electricity using natural gas.
Could a Bloom Box Power an average home?
K.R. Sridhar invited 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl for a first look at the innards of the Bloom box that he has been toiling on for nearly a decade. Looking at one of the boxes, Sridhar told Stahl it could power an average U.S. home.