BLOOM BOX: Built with their patented solid oxide fuel cell technology, Bloom's Energy Server®, or Bloom Box, is a new class of distributed power generator, producing clean, reliable, affordable electricity at the customer site. Fuel cells are devices that convert fuel into electricity through a clean electro-chemical process rather than dirty combustion.
They are like batteries except that they always run. Their particular type of fuel cell technology is different than legacy "hydrogen" fuel cells in three main ways:
- Low cost materials – their cells use a common sand-like powder instead of precious metals like platinum or corrosive materials like acids.
- High electrical efficiency – they can convert fuel into electricity at nearly twice the rate of some legacy technologies.
- Fuel flexibility – their systems are capable of using either renewable or fossil fuels.
- Each Bloom Energy Server provides 200kW of power, enough to meet the baseload needs of 160 average homes or an office building... day and night, in roughly the footprint of a standard parking space.
For more power simply add more energy servers.