Pros & Cons of Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

Created by thejackel777 on 02/24/2010

Bloom energy is a company almost no one knew anything about until recently. Now they with there new Bloom box fuel cells they are all over the news.

Pro

1.  The energy is generated on-site, so there is no loss of energy from transmitting it through something like power lines

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2.  Can convert a variety of fuels both renewable or fossil fuels into electricity

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3.  Capable of both energy generation and storage

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4.  Low cost materials - unlike previous fuel cells these work with a low cost sand instead of costly metals like platinum

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5.  Companies like Google, Ebay and Walmart are already using this technology

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Con

1.  Currently really expensive, about $750,000 for a 100 kilowatt system

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