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.


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

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