Bloom board member Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is a board member for maker Bloom Energy. Powell joked that he does not yet have one in his own home, but that he plans to get one installed when the snow from the East Coast melts.
Powell foresees the Bloom energy generator having big uses for the military, since traditional generators can be heavier, less efficient, and a tactical disadvantage, since their heat signatures can be detected more easily by enemy reconnaissance. However, Powell said he is not pushing development contracts with the current U.S. defense administration.
February 24, 2010 9:50 AM PST
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