Bloom energy, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is the hot start up in the energy sector. As the company’s tag line goes, “Changing the Face of Energy”, it claims to be changing the way the world generates and consumes energy.
The company makes and sells “Energy Servers™” which are basically packs of hundreds of fuel cells. These fuel cells are based on innovative fuel cell technology developed for NASA’s mars program.
Bloom Energy says that their “Energy Servers™” are among the most efficient energy generators on the planet. The electricity produced from them will be cheaper and cleaner with very low greenhouse gas emissions.
It was founded in 2001 by Dr. K. R. Sridhar who earlier worked for NASA’s mars program. Originally the company was called, Ion America. The company shipped its first commercial 100kW energy server to Google in July 2008.
To know more about Bloom Energy visit the company’s website http://www.bloomenergy.com