In America’s quest for green energy and the Obama call for entrepreneurship in the development of clean, inexpensive energy all the focus has been on vilifying big business and big oil. The Obama administration is steadily blocking oil companies from drilling and producing domestically “necessarily” forcing energy costs to rise. There is one technology that could go a long way to solving a major energy sector’s problem as long as it isn’t killed or covered up.
What if you could purchase a refrigerator-sized unit that would sit outside your home and produce all the electricity that your entire home needed? That the unit would run silently churning out electricity maintenance free for years. That the unit would run 24 hours per day 365 days a year for pennies a day. That any excess electricity that your personal energy unit produced would go back into the already overtaxed power grid earning revenue to offset your operating costs. You might assume that unit to be solar or wind powered or a combination of both – but you’d be wrong. Enter the Bloom Energy Server.
Bloom Energy began at the University of Arizona as part of the NASA Mars space program. Dr. KR Sridhar and his team were tasked with creating a technology that could sustain life on Mars. They built a device capable of producing air and fuel from electricity, and/or electricity from air and fuel. From that discovery the solution to the world’s electrical energy problem was born.
Bloom Energy’s versatile fuel cell technology is currently providing electricity to many high energy consumers including Staples, Google, eBay, FedEx and more. Customers of the Bloom Server are reporting energy savings and substantially reduced carbon emissions.
The Bloom Server uses natural gas to produce electricity, however, the server is capable of using many other fuel types including propane, and renewable biogas. Read more about Bloom Energy and their energy solution at Bloom Energy’s website.