Bloom Energy Shifts Power via Fuel Cells

Breakthrough technology from a richly funded Silicon Valley startup could revolutionize the energy business, especially in the developing world

Around 1.5 billion people, or nearly a quarter of the world's population, live without electricity today. That's according to figures from a November U.N. report centering on the plight of people in places like South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa who lack access to modern energy. Many of these "powerless" live as humans did centuries ago, in darkness and cooking over wood fires that damage their health and the environment.

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