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Bloom Energy: Personal Power Stations - Business News. Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology has been the cause of much discussion since it was first introduced in February 2010.

Bloom Energy: Personal Power Stations - Business News

The Bloom Box is a device designed for use as a personal power station, generating green electricity to individually power a building. As only big businesses are currently in the process of testing this innovative apparatus, sceptics are cautious if this device will ever really come to full fruition for every day public use. Google Using Bloom Box, But Not in Data Center « Data Center Knowledge. {*style:<i>By: Rich Miller February 22nd, 2010 </i>*} in Share was the first customer for Bloom Energy, and is using the startup’s gas-powered fuel cells in its operations.

Google Using Bloom Box, But Not in Data Center « Data Center Knowledge

But is Google using the “Bloom Box” units in one of its data centers? 60 Minutes reported Sunday that Google has been using four Bloom Boxes to power one of its data centers for the last 18 months. It turns out that’s not quite correct. Almost Everything You Want to Know About the Bloom Energy Box [VIDEOS] Sustainability Council. Adobe Plugs in the Biggest Bloom Box Yet. Post from Fast Company on 29 September 2010 11:06:55 AM. © Fast Company Bloom Energy, the much-hyped startup behind the Bloom Energy Server fuel cell device (aka the Bloom Box), has mostly remained quiet since its February launch --until now.

Software giant Adobe just installed 12 100-kilowatt Bloom Energy Servers at its San Jose headquarters, marking Bloom's largest installation yet. The servers' 1.2 megawatts of power will be enough to power one third of Adobe's electricity. Randall H. Knox III, senior director of Global Workplace Solutions at Adobe, explained : "Installing Bloom Energy fuel cells supports Adobe's efforts to remain at the forefront of utilizing clean technologies. " But Adobe is taking a risk with its massive Bloom Energy Serverinstallation. We'll find out soon enough just how revolutionary the Bloom Energy Server will be--Bloom plans to release a residential version of the Box for $3,000 a pop, sometime in the near future.

Could Bloom Box revolutionize power industry? - power management, Google, ebay, Bloom Box. A Silicon Valley start-up is getting ready to unveil an energy device this week that executives say could one day power individual homes and businesses while replacing the traditional power grid. Bloom Energy, one of the 26 companies named in the World Economic Forum's list of top 2010 Tech Pioneers , took some of the wraps off its Bloom Box in a story that ran last night on the CBS television show 60 Minutes .

An interview with K.R. Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy, during the piece has created significant online buzz, including descriptions of the Bloom Box device as the "Holy Grail of clean energy. " Bloom Energy is expected to unveil the new device on Wednesday. Sridhar said the box is mostly a collection of fuel cells that use oxygen and fuel to create electricity without creating any emissions. Sridhar said in the interview with 60 Minutes he's hoping that within 10 years Bloom Boxes are placed in backyards or basements to power homes.

Fuel Cell Technology Is Blooming! Bloom Box Powers Google And Ebay. + New .COMs $7.49/yr plus 18 cents/yr ICANN fee. Discount based on new one-year registration prices as of 4/8/2011 with sale price reflected in your shopping cart at checkout. Discount applies to new registrations and renewals and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Domains purchased through this offer will renew at regular price after the initial term has expired. Offer ends May 31, 2012 5:00 pm (MST). † Good for one 1-year registration of any available .COM, .US, .BIZ, .INFO, .NET or .ORG is the world's No. 1 ICANN-accredited domain name registrar for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ and .US domain extensions. Source: 1 is rated the world's largest hostname provider according to Netcraft®. Is a Bloom Box a Good Investment for Your Company? Last week brought the unveiling of the Bloom Energy Server, a fuel-cell energy generator that spent many years shrouded in secrecy and hype.

Is a Bloom Box a Good Investment for Your Company?

Now that it's out, well, the hype remains to be verified or dispelled. In a nutshell, the Bloom Energy Server takes natural gas, biogas, or other hydrocarbons and converts them to energy. Eventually, Bloom Energy plans to be able to use solar or wind power to provide fuel for the server, but that technology is not in play yet. The innovation in a Bloom box is its use of common, low-cost materials -- a type of silicon -- in its fuel cells. As a result, the Energy Server can generate electricity at the competitive rate of eight to 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. FuelCell Energy. Secretive hydrogen fuel company, Ion America , raises $103M. Ion America, the secretive Silicon Valley (Moffett Field) start-up apparently developing a fuel cell to produce hydrogen and electricity to power cars and trucks, has raised $103 million in its latest equity financing, its fourth round.

Secretive hydrogen fuel company, Ion America , raises $103M

That is a lot of money, and we are not surprised, because the hand of Silicon Valley firm New Enterprise Associates is behind this one -- and the firm, fresh from raising one of the largest venture funds ever, is getting aggressive in pushing investments in green technologies. (It is a hot sector right now, and it is one that can absorb a lot of cash, because presumably factories will be built down the line). Ion America filed a statement about the financing at the Securities & Exchange Commission, and VentureWire reported on it this morning (subscription required).

Investors in the company include NEA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Mobius Venture Capital. The total funding is now $165 million. (PS. TrackBack URL for this entry: