Friday, March 12, 2010
Cool Technology of the Week
I have long believed that fuel cell technology has the potential to be a high quality, green energy source that gives us alternatives to burning coal or relying on oil imports.
Of course, the promise of fuel cells has been slowed by high costs, and complex technology.
On 60 minutes a few weeks ago, Bloom Energy introduced it's next generation fuel cell technology - the Energy Server.
It's already in production at eBay, Walmart, Staples, and Google.
How does it work?
Here's a flash animation.
The company and its technology are still a bit mysterious. There are detractors who think this may be the next Cold Fusion. There are questions of reliability, maintainability and practicality
Holy grail? Maybe. Cool Technology? Definitely.
Posted by John Halamka at 3:00 AM