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Smart microgrids to help data centers, farm communities use locally produced power

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Installing smart microgrids can help big power consumers use energy generated locally, particularly those generated by renewable sources. According to South Dakota State University assistant professors of electrical engineering and computer science department Wei Sun and Reinaldo Tonkoski, smart power management technologies will make it possible for communities and business to use locally produced wind […]

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Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming. Source: Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

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How Tata Docomo transforms mobile sites to cut energy costs | ET Telecom

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tata Docomo has spent some Rs 100 crore, or about US$15.8 million, in the last 18 months to “green” 10,000 sites under an initiative called Project Optimus. The project’s goal was to reduce the carbon of the sites located across 20 circles, or regions, in India. The project has resulted in annualised savings of Rs […]

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Australia and New Zealand to spend big on smart grid infrastructure – report

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report by Northeast Group estimates that Australia and New Zealand will invest some US$6.8 billion in smart grids over the next decade. According to the analysts, New Zealand is a top market for smart energy infrastructure, with smart meters reaching nearly all homes. More importantly, New Zealand achieved its success on the back […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

Siemens will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The customer for this onshore project in Indiana is Pattern Energy. With a capacity of 150 megawatts, the wind power plant will provide Amazon Web Services’ data center with eco-friendly electricity. Installation is scheduled to begin in July. Commissioning […]

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Apple building 40 MW solar plant in China

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple launched its first major solar project in China, and the solar installations in Sichuan Province will generate more energy than needed to power all of Apple’s 19 corporate offices and 22 retail stores in the country. Apple is partnering with Leshan Electric Power, Sichuan Development Holding, Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holding, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor and […]

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Tesla’s battery gets $800 million kick off in the first week

| May 9, 2015

Tesla is set to revolutionalise the energy business. According to this Bloomberg report, Tesla has already taken orders for some US$800 million for its home power storage system, Powerwall. “It’s like crazy off-the-hook,” Musk said during an earnings presentation. “The sheer volume of demand here is just staggering.” The company is reportedly building a US$ 5 […]

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Indus Towers’ green initiative – The Hindu

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Indus Towers Limited, a joint venture set up in 2007 by Bharti Infratel Ltd, Vodafone India and Aditya Birla Telecom, has increased the number of green sites in Andhra Pradesh circle comprising AP and Telangana to 4,450… As of now, 32% of towers in AP circle have been declared as green sites. Source: Indus Towers’ […]

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Large internet firms are buying solar direct and bypassing volatile energy markets

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Large internet firms such as Apple and Google are now going directly to solar power supplier and sourcing their own (renewable) energy. According to California Clean Energy director at the Environmental Defense Fund Gavin Purchas, the trend not only gives firms like Apple access to green power, but the long term contract favoured by renewables […]

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