Bloom BoxesÒ are a new type of fuel cell that may one day revolutionize how we power our homes and businesses. These refrigerator-sized boxes are essentially mini-power plants that are designed to efficiently create electricity on site, and are located in the yard or the basement. They can run on a variety of fuel sources, from conventional natural gas to renewable, such as solar energy. Bloom BoxesÒ may replace power plants the same way that cell phones have overtaken land lines, but it’s going to be difficult to make the device affordable to the residential market. Twenty large companies in California, including Google, eBay and Wal-Mart, are already using them to produce electricity, and saving a lot of money in the process. To find out more about how these boxes work and how they might transform the world as we know it, check out our new article on Bloom Boxes.