Bloom Box is perfect for Hoboken!

3/2/2010:

Genius or just a marketing ploy?

How any of you caught this recent 60 Minutes piece recently?

For one, I’m concerned with the following two aspects of the whole situation:

  • How the creator of this product incessantly used the word “absolutely” and…
  • How an interviewee hinted that General Electric (the controller of media, politics and more) will have their hands in this?

I say Bloom Boxes for all Hoboken residents!


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2 Comments on "Bloom Box is perfect for Hoboken!"

CalGard
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CalGard

The Department of Energy formed the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) with a goal of producing a solid-state fuel cell module that would cost no more than $400/kW. At this price, fuel cells would compete with gas turbine and diesel generators.

The Bloom box is still about double this cost. Without heavy government subsidies it is not competitive except in niche applications such as in remote areas where electricity is not readily available.

lhoward222
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lhoward222

I saw that 60 minutes segment and was in awe.

In response to CalGard who said:
The Department of Energy formed the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) with a goal of producing a solid-state fuel cell module that would cost no more than $400/kW. At this price, fuel cells would compete with gas turbine and diesel generators.

The Bloom box is still about double this cost. Without heavy government subsidies it is not competitive except in niche applications such as in remote areas where electricity is not readily available.

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