Power-plant-in-a-box....We are proud of Dr. K.R.Sridhar..Indians are THE BEST

please visit this website...www.bloomenergy.com/..it does not say anything about
the company but ...I love this ....I would love to see this company become THE BEST ENERGY COMPANY lead by an INDIAN.

Above little box called BLOOM BOX , feeds oxygen into one side of a cell while fuel (solar, natural gas, bio gas, etc.) is entered through the other side. This combination provides a chemical reaction that is needed to produce power. The cells are composed of fairly inexpensive ceramic disks that are painted with a proprietary green “ink” on one side and a black “ink” on the flip side. This takes a drastic turn from conventional energy-producing equipment that requires precious/expensive materials.

The best part of Bloom Box is that it is wireless and it emits ZERO emissions. One box can power a standard European home or a low-emission American home, and 2 Bloom Boxes can power a high-consumption American home.

According to Bloom Energy, large cells geared towards corporations and big businesses cost from $700,000 to $800,000 and are the size of a refrigerator. In comparison to other energy-related technology, the Bloom Box is miniscule.

Google, the creator of all things cool, was first to use Bloom Energy’s Bloom Box to power one of its data centers and has been using the device for the past 18 months. Aside from Google, FedEx, Wal-mart and Ebay are taking the green plunge and investing in Bloom Boxes. Ebay installed the boxes on the front lawn of its San Jose location and is expecting to acquire nearly 15% of its energy needs from Bloom devices. California subsidizes 20% of the cost, so it’s a good investment for local corporations.

On Wednesday, 24th February 2010, Bloom Energy will go public and release details about their much-anticipated energy box is available on Bloom Box Website - www.bloomenergy.com

The man at the center of all the excitement is Dr K.R. Sridhar, 49, who, prior to founding Bloom Energy, was a professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering as well as Director of the Space Technologies Laboratory (STL) at the University of Arizona. He is also, literally, a rocket scientist, having served as an advisor to NASA in the areas of nanotechnology and planetary missions. Sridhar initially developed the idea behind the Bloom Box while working with NASA, as a means of producing oxygen for astronauts landing on Mars.

Dr. Sridhar received his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras, India, and moved to in the 1980s to the U.S, where he earned an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, home to such start ups as Netscape. On Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes homed in on Sridhar’s breakthrough technology, bringing huge attention to Bloom Energy’s bare-bones website that ran a cryptic visual saying ''Be the Solution''


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