Bloom Energy CEO K.R. Sridhar spells out how the fuel cell works.
K.R. Sridhar of secretive Bloom Energy shows "60 Minutes" his company's little power-plant-in-a-box, already in use by Google and eBay.
Bloom Energy today opens a plant in Delaware to make its Bloom Boxes, which will be used by the local utility and to power Apple's North Carolina data center.
The company has 50 of its 100-kilowatt fuel cell systems deployed and expects to have double that number working by the end of the year.
Sam Jaffe of IDC Energy Insights argues that the ballyhooed Bloom boxes aren't so different from what other fuel cell makers have, and is expensive to boot.
Apple discloses that the fuel cells at its North Carolina data center will run on biogas captured from landfills, part of its plan to operate using 60 percent on-site renewable energy.
The company says its Bloom Energy Server will deliver ample amounts of power in a small package--and change people's dependency on traditional power grids.
Bloom Energy says its highly touted fuel cell system will deliver lots of power at low cost. But it faces some sticky problems along the way.
Start-up Bloom Energy is set to officially announce its "power plant in a box" this week. What is it and how does it work?
Europe gives the Web giant a one-two punch, while clean energy blooms in a box. Also: the Olympics run XP.