You've often heard it said that with great power
It also comes with oversize electric bills—for some reason, that part was always left out.
If only there were a way to get your energy for less
, and (hey, why
not) do a little something for the environment, too.
Spoiler alert: there is one now.
It's called the ClearEdge5
, a new home energy unit
powered by fuel cell technology, available in California now.
Long story short, the unit—a handsome piece of
—employs the same technology that's been used for everything from hospitals to space
shuttles. Which means it can probably keep your humble abode humming, no matter how many cell phones you
charge while simultaneously running the TV, your AC, a microwave and two toasters. (You can never be too
sure with heated bread.)
Better yet, it can save you money. Firstly, by being more efficient—you can expect to lower your
utility bills by up to 50 percent. (Calculate your precise savings here
.) Secondly, you'll qualify for
federal and CA state tax credits, thereby keeping more money in your pocket, at least until you spend
And if you want to get that feel-good feeling from actually doing good, you should know that it'll
cut down your carbon
by more than a third. And, as they like to say, unlike solar, the ClearEdge5 never
It's nice to have something in common with your power source.