The Little Uglybox That Could Power Your House

Ty Dunitz March 19 Apple

Getting off the grid may have just become that much easier.

Oorja Protonics in California have developed a methanol fuel cell that could keep your wallet fat – assuming of course you have a fat wallet to begin with.

The little box isn’t much to look at, but what it lacks in curves it makes up for in heart. The thing generates 5kw of energy – simply put, enough to provide heat and power for a large building. Say, a small store, or better yet, your house.

At a price point of $15,000, this could be a step in the right direction for the energy industry. Well, for those of us that pay the bills, anyway.

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[Via Inhabitat]

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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