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Comments on Bloom Box Brick Powers Your Home
This Silicon Valley start-up wants to power your house and thereby take you off the grid. (Read the complete story)

"Just look at this guy. He looks like one of the V aliens in a 'human' suit. I wouldn't trust anything he had to sell. Run away!"
( 2/25/2010 9:11:31 AM)
"So, you have to use fuel. How much how often, etc.?"
( 2/25/2010 11:56:34 AM)
"No idea; they haven't been widely used in homes and businesses yet. However, it appears that a gas turbine in conjunction with a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) provides the best power plant generation efficiency of 60%. Typical power distribution losses in the US are about 7%.
Other fuel cell makers have claimed up to 60% electric power efficiency (with no added input from using the heat) in gas-to-energy conversion, so there you go. Of course, I'll bet DTE, PGE etc. pay less for natural gas than you do ..."
(Bill Christensen 2/25/2010 1:25:57 PM)

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