Thursday, February 25, 2010
Fuel cell made from sand = End of Power Plants, Carbon Emissions and Storm Outages
Photo: Testing Fuel cell powered computer servers for eBay.
A new fuel cell made mostly from sand instead of precious me just announced by Bloom Energy may make power stations and carbon emissions a thing of the past. It could remedy both our need for power and to reduce carbon emissions at the same time.
With this technology, a house could generate its own power without being hooked up to a grid -- and without generating gas fumes or carbon emissions. If the technology develops as expected so that you can buy a residential size unit to power a house for $3,000, it would also make power outages after storms a thing of the past (remember how long we were without power after Hurricane IKE?)
Presently it is being tested and it works. It is also cutting power costs in a big way. These are some of the new industries and jobs that will be created by moving to greener, cleaner energy sources.