Bloom Energy: Getting Off the Electrical Grid

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Business 2.0, in what may be it's last issue, lists "10 game-changing startups most likely to upend existing industries" including Bloom Energy, which moves the source of electricity from the central plant to your home, where a fuel cell converts almost any hydrocarbon fuel- ethanol, biodiesel, mathan or natural gas- into electricity. The solid-oxide fuel cells produce half the greenhouse gas of conventional burning, but the real savings comes from eliminating the transmission losses between the central plant and home.

But it is not really getting off the grid, it still needs hydrocarbons and a delivery network for them; would renewables like sun and wind not be a better investment? Useless site at ::Bloom Energy via ::Business 2.0

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