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Holy smokes — stealthy fuel cell company Bloom Energy is actually having an event next Wednesday, February 24, in San Jose, Calif. On that morning the company plans to host Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar, Kleiner Perkin partners John Doerr and General Colin Powell, as well […]

Holy smokes — stealthy fuel cell company Bloom Energy is actually having an event next Wednesday, February 24, in San Jose, Calif. On that morning the company plans to host Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar, Kleiner Perkin partners John Doerr and General Colin Powell, as well as “a prominent California government official.” There’s not much more information than that in the invite, but it’s interesting because Kleiner Perkins-backed Bloom Energy, which has been developing a refrigerator-sized fuel cell device, has done basically no PR to date.

Despite being very quiet, 8-year-old Bloom Energy has raised $250 million in financing — “10 times as much capital,” compared to other venture companies Kleiner partner Doerr noted recently — and reportedly raised money last year at a pre-money valuation of $1.45 billion. The company has been reported to have started commercial shipping last year and to be selling widely commercially this year. We’re betting that this is the first coordinated public unveiling of the 5 KW Bloom boxes (which the Kleiner site describes as “a flexible fuel cell system that produces clean, reliable and affordable energy from a wide range of fuels,” reducing carbon emissions by 50-100 percent per kilowatt).

Previous Earth2Tech coverage of Bloom Energy:

Bloom Energy Worth $1.45B? Fuel Cell Maker Seeks $150M Series F

Bloom Energy CEO: Fuel Cells for Home Power Will Hit “Grid Parity” Within 5 Years

Bloom Energy CEO: We Can Be the Gas Station for Transportation

Bloom Energy: “Close” to Unveiling Its Fuel Cell

  1. Bloom Energy to Unveil the Bloom Box on 60 Minutes, Sunday Friday, February 19, 2010

    [...] we reported earlier this week, next week looks to be the big unveiling of stealthy fuel cell company Bloom Energy’s Bloom Box. The company [...]

  2. Earth2Tech Week In Review Saturday, February 20, 2010

    [...] 60 Minutes will air an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Bloom Energy’s Bloom Box, and next Wednesday Bloom will officially unveil its device to the [...]

  3. The Bloom Box: What All the Fuss Is About Sunday, February 21, 2010

    [...] Bloom Energy’s big week. Tonight 60 Minutes aired an exclusive look inside the Bloom Box, and on Wednesday the company is officially launching, after operating for 8 years and having raised around $400 million from investors like Kleiner [...]

  4. Bloom Energy’s Magic Power Box Unveiled – GigaOM Sunday, February 21, 2010

    [...] The company, which is backed by Kleiner Perkins and others Valley VCs, will be unveiling its Bloom Box to the media more widely on Wednesday and Earth2Tech will be [...]

  5. 10 Things to Know About Bloom Energy Sunday, February 21, 2010

    [...] Eight years and close to $400 million later, ultra-stealthy fuel cell maker Bloom Energy is finally ready to officially launch and ditch its “stealth-mode” status. The company started its first ever media blitz on Sunday with a video on 60 Minutes, an article in Fortune, and soon to be followed by the unveiling media event on Wednesday. [...]

  6. The Future Of Energy? Bloom Energy Boxes Are Already Powering Google, eBay, Others | Digital Digg Blog Monday, February 22, 2010

    [...] this thing is already being tested out. Apparently, Bloom Energy is due for a big formal public unveiling on Wednesday in San Jose (they have a countdown up on their site) —expect to hear a lot more [...]

  7. The Future Of Energy? Bloom Energy Boxes Already Power Google, eBay, Others | The Civic Beacon- Musings on Politics, Finance, Media, Culture, Celebrity, Gossip, Michael Reinstein, AtCost.com Monday, February 22, 2010

    [...] this thing is already being tested out. Apparently, Bloom Energy is due for a big formal public unveiling on Wednesday in San Jose (they have a countdown up on their site) —expect to hear a lot more [...]

  8. The Future Of Energy? Bloom Energy Boxes Already Power Google, eBay, Others | Hooked On 'Tronics Monday, February 22, 2010

    [...] this thing is already being tested out. Apparently, Bloom Energy is due for a big formal public unveiling on Wednesday in San Jose (they have a countdown up on their site) —expect to hear a lot more [...]

  9. Fuel Cell For the Home | Thoughts in motion Monday, February 22, 2010

    [...] Bloom Energy’s big week. Tonight 60 Minutes aired anexclusive look inside the Bloom Box, and on Wednesday the company is officially launching, after operating for 8 years and having reportedly raised around $400 million from investors like [...]

  10. The Future Of Energy? Bloom Energy Boxes Already Power Google, eBay, Others | Digital Digg Blog Monday, February 22, 2010

    [...] this thing is already being tested out. Apparently, Bloom Energy is due for a big formal public unveiling on Wednesday in San Jose (they have a countdown up on their site) —expect to hear a lot more [...]

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