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Bloom Energy, a clean energy startup based in Sunnyvale, Calif., officially launches its core product this week. However, the company really had its coming-out party on Sunday's "60 Minutes," with executives giving CBS' Lesley Stahl a first look at a $700,000 wireless power-plant-in-a-box called, appropriately enough, a "Bloom Box." Those executives claim Bloom Boxes will bring cheaper, cleaner and greener energy to American homes and businesses. Images from the "60 Minutes" story show Bloom Boxes being ferried around the company's manufacturing facilities.
Is the fact that Mr. Bloom actually said, to the question, "Can it use solar?" - "Yes, it can use solar.", as if solar energy is some sort of burnable fuel. Ok, some companies are using trials of the design, and we need to see how that is *really* working out. If its producing a bit of an improvement.. well, then maybe. Even total nuts sometimes come up with good ideas. But, that single statement would still seem to imply to me that, on some level, this guy is a quack.