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Can the Bloom Box change how we consume energy?

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60 Minutes did an overview of the Bloom Box, a device that can generate energy on the spot from an outfit called Bloom Energy. Will this puppy work?

60 Minutes did an overview of the Bloom Box, a device that can generate energy on the spot from an outfit called Bloom Energy.

The Bloom Box could power one home in the U.S. and four to six in India. Bloom Energy CEO K.R. Sridhar walked 60 Minutes through the technology and how this potential energy breakthrough would work.

It's a plug-in powerplant---potentially.

Here's the video:


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There is some healthy skepticism from Michael Kanellos, editor of Greentech Media, but if Bloom Energy is on to something the Bloom Box could be a game changer.

Will this puppy work?

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