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Is China fuelling the African mobile surge with cheap solar?

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to this article by Steven Sinofsky, a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz, China’s development of cheap solar power systems have enabled more and more of Africa to get online with their mobile phones. With China bringing down the cost of larger panels, and the abundance of trade between Africa and China, there’s an explosion […]

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It’s official, Tesla wants a battery for every home, business, utility

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
It’s official, Tesla wants a battery for every home, business, utility

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a suite of batteries aimed at revolutionalising the energy sector. “Our goal here is to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy. We’re talking at the terawatt scale. The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world,” he said. For homes, the company launched […]

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Apple to fund 6 Irish RE projects, power Galway data center

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple plans to directly fund six Irish renewable energy projects and use the electricity they generate to power its proposed data center in Galway. Source: GreentechLead | Apple to fund 6 Irish RE projects, power Galway data center

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EU Needs To Invest €400B By 2020 To Keep Renewables On Track

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smart grids promise increased reliability, efficiency and security, but initial investment may outrun initial savings and more challenges have yet to be overcome Source: EU Needs To Invest €400B By 2020 To Keep Renewables On Track

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Green House Data Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green House Data, a US provider of cloud hosting, colocation and managed data centre services, said it has edged into the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 30 Tech and Telecom list of the largest green power users. The company reached 29th position by retiring 8 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually Company supports the development […]

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Berkeley Lab, NTU Singapore Collaborate for Energy Technologies – Energy Manager Today

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will jointly develop technologies for energy efficiency and sustainable development in the tropics. They will collaborate on research in various areas of energy-efficiency for buildings, renewable energy generation and storage, and smart grids. The five-year partnership will work to overcome specific environmental challenges faced  […]

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Tesla Becoming a Major Player in the Energy Storage Market – Energy Manager Today

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tesla is quietly but aggressively making inroads into the energy storage market, Bloomberg reports. Tesla accounts for nearly 70 percent of grid-connected Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) storage projects in its home state of California and is on track to receive up to $65 million in SGIP rebates. As part of a pilot program with SolarCity,  […]

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Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple’s plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on Monday, as more than 360 Apple Store locations around the world now run on green power. Source: Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

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Indian telecoms regulator want ADB funding for green nets

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

India’s Department of Telecom is reportedly eying funding from the Asian Development Bank to help the country’s cash-strapped telcos meet its mandated green energy goals. The Times of India reported that the DoT plans to seek out the ADB for long-term soft loans for telcos, who were asked by the Department to migrate 50% of […]

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Telcos reluctant to go green – Times Of India

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

India’s telecoms industry is still slow to go green despite regulatory requirements, according to this report in the Times of India. Indian telcos say they can’t meet government green targets because they can’t afford to put in huge investment in alternative energy sources. The government say that their targets are quite liberal. According to the […]

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