CHENNAI: As part of his plans to meet key world influencers from Tamil Nadu, actor-activist Kamal Haasan has met the founder and CEO of Bloom Energy to discuss the prospect of clean energy solutions for his home state.
Kamal, who is the US to deliver a lecture on Tamil Nadu at the India Conference being held at Harvard University, met Dr K.R. Sridhar, founder and CEO, Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, California, and got to know about the innovative energy solution that the company offers.
Bloom Energy, according to the US press, is changing the way the world generates and consumes energy and the company claims that its unique on-site power generation systems utilize an innovative new fuel cell energy technology with roots in Nasa’s Mars program.
“Our energy servers are among the most efficient energy generators on the planet; providing for significantly reduced electricity costs and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” the company’s website says.
Dr Sridhar, who was director of the Space Technologies Laboratory at the University of Arizona, led a project that built a Mars oxygen production cell and started working on reversing the process, using oxygen and hydrogen to create power after Nasa cancelled the Mars-2001 Surveyor Lander mission.
After the meeting, Kamal said he was happy to learn about blue energy and
expressed hope that Tamil Nadu will start using this world-class technology very soon.