Getting Off the Grid

If you haven’t heard of the “Bloom Box”, chances are, you will. This might be the first of the fuel-cell technologies to actually, economically (in today’s market) produce electricity at the point of use. Today, it is only affordable by the top dogs. In a few years, homes might have them, or municipalities like the Town of Floyd. Decentralized, point of use energy generation will likely–if not replace–augment whatever source we use to power the national grid. Localizing our energy sources is one more way to make our homes, communities and towns sustainable.

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