Posted by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
Home power is something that has been my area of interest since I first started covering energy-related topics. I guess it comes from my days of being concerned about survival when everything falls apart. So when I got this email notification about a home power plant, I perked up!
No, it’s not a free energy generator. We’re not there yet. But at least it’s on the clean end of the spectrum — and affordable.
The story by William Pentland comes from Forbes magazine, home of Mark Gibbs, who has been covering the E-Cat beat. It opens:
Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.
Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is about one-tenth the size and one-tenth the cost of currently commercial fuel cells by 2014.
The breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology is the brainchild of Eric Wachsman, the director of the University of Maryland’s Energy Research Center.
Redox says that it will provide safe, efficient, reliable, uninterrupted power, on–site and optionally off the grid, at a price competitive with current energy sources.
The promise is this: generate your own electricity with a system nearly impervious to hurricanes, thunderstorms, cyber attacks, derechos, and similar dangers, while simultaneously helping the environment.
Redox’s PowerSERG 2-80, also called “The Cube,” connects to your natural gas line and electrochemically converts methane to electricity.
The first generation has a nameplate capacity of 25 kilowatts, which can power a gas station or small grocery store, and is roughly the size of a dishwasher.
The system can run at an 80% efficiency when used to provide both heat and power.
See the story at Forbes.
Redox’s website is: http://www.redoxpowersystems.com/
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