Bloom Energy has just unveils their most wanted energy product Bloom Box. They are still sharing the information in the press conference. We just got live news from Mashable, Engadget & CNET. The press conference is being held at the eBay Headquarters in San Jose, CA. Bloom Box is a fuel cell device that promises to power your whole house with a handheld-sized box. These boxes promise to not only bring ample amounts of power in a small amount of space, but to change people’s dependency on traditional power grids.
Former secretary of state and current Bloom Energy board member Colin Powell is slated to speak, along with Bloom Energy founder K.R. Sridhar and venture capitalist John Doerr, who currently sits on President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. There’s also a surprise appearance by what the event planners claim will be a “prominent California government official.”
Bloom Box is a little power-plant-in-a-box they want to put literally in your backyard. You’ll generate your own electricity with the box and it’ll be wireless. The idea is to one day replace the big power plants and transmission line grid, the way the laptop moved in on the desktop and cell phones supplanted landlines.
In the press briefing, Arnold says, “Bloom Boxes have the potential to revolutionize the energy industry. A wave of green is washing over California.” The governor is touting the green initiatives of the state.”
Arnold has proposed a law to exempt green technologies from the sales tax, which would cover Bloom Energy. “Jobs, jobs, jobs, right now.”
Here is a quick primer on the technology can be seen on this segment from CBS’ “60 Minutes,” which aired last week.
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Here’s an image explaining how the Bloom Box works:
Here’s a picture of the Bloom Boxes already in use at eBay HQ:
Outside the eBay Town Hall, where the Bloom Box is launching: