25 February 2010

Bloom Box - Cheap energy source of the future?

The Bloom Box, a new environmentally friendly power supply, has been launched which has the potential to revolutionise the power industry. Launched on 24th February as shown in this Guardian article, the fuel cell technology that makes up the Bloom Box is said to be a cheap, clean source of energy, about the size of a loaf of bread.

Currently only large organisations, such as Google, have them installed, at a cost of approximately £460,000 they are thought to be able to pay for themselves within 3-5 years. It is expected that prices will fall as more are produced and home versions may be available within 10 years for approximately £2000.

For those who like the idea of getting off the grid or becoming less dependant on external power sources, this sounds like a very interesting option. More details are available here.

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