While the last few decades have brought us personal, portable technology, the means to power all these devices still requires being connected to the grid.
Over 100 Silicon Valley startups are working on ways to change this, developing power sources designed to provide an inexpensive, clean way of generating our power needs. Bloom Energy is one of these startups.
Bloom Energy has created the Bloom Box, an all-in-one mini power station which could provide us with our energy needs for the future. CBS’ 60 Minutes recently got the inside scoop.
The Bloom Box isn’t without its controversy, mainly because it still requires a fossil fuel to work. Although natural gas is better than other fossil fuels, it’s still a finite resource and so any technology using it is only a step in the right direction rather than being the ultimate solution to the energy crisis.