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Google calls it quits on renewable energy initiative

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Google has called it quits on its high profile RE>C, or Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, initiative, citing engineering challenges and the fact that the renewable energy sector has made enough progress that it can now leave it to others to further research in the area. “We’ve reached a point in our engineering projects where […]

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Airtel to green 250 Nigerian sites with Ericsson, Flexenclosure

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Airtel to green 250 Nigerian sites with Ericsson, Flexenclosure

Bharti Airtel’s Nigeria unit has contracted Ericsson to upgrade an initial batch of 250 diesel powered base stations with new ‘green’ sites from Sweden’s Flexenclosure. The solution, based on Flexenclosure’s E-Site, will allow Airtel to harness solar and wind energy at the sites to minimise diesel consumption – and yes, CO2 emissions. According to Flexenclosure, […]

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Verne Global’s Iceland facility goes live, signs first customer

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Verne Global’s Iceland facility goes live, signs first customer

Verne Global, the UK-based firm building a wholesale data centre facility in Iceland, says it is now officially open for business. Services are available from the company’s 18-hectacre campus in Kelfavik, Iceland, a location with key operating advantages that providers well over 50% cost savings over traditional data centres in Europe or New York, the […]

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Google enters power utility sector

| October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Google announced this week it will set up a company with a partner and offer solar power to residential customers. As part of the plan, Google will set up a US$75 million fund with San Francisco firm, Clean Power Finance, which solar power integrators will be able to tap into to finance potential customer purchases. […]

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NBN Co to trial energy efficiency techs

| September 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Communications Day, a subscription based newsletter for the telecoms industry in Australia, reports that energy efficiency will be a major focus of the country’s National Broadband Network initiative. According to the report, NBN Co., the company rolling out the NBN, is working closely with its supplier of wireless technologies, Ericsson, on energy efficient sites, including […]

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Intel to reduce computer idle power by 20 times in 2013

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

From 2013, you’ll be able to enjoy 10 days of connected standby battery life with new Intel chips, the company said at its annual developer’s event. In his keynote, Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini said that the company’s “Haswell” products, scheduled for 2013 release, will enable Ultrabooks, not only to have an extended battery […]

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Logitech releases solar-powered keyboard for Macs

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
Logitech releases solar-powered keyboard for Macs

Computer peripheral giant, Logitech, has released a solar-powered wireless keyboard for Apple Mac users. The new gear has a strip of solar panels along the top, which will work inside office lighting, and of course, in the sun. The keyboard will also operate for up to 3 months on a full charge without any light, […]

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Mitsubishi wants to use electric vehicles as mobile battery banks

| August 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Mitsubishi wants to use electric vehicles as mobile battery banks

Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Electric, and Mitsubishi Corp., is set to trial a new energy storage system that will use electric vehicles as battery banks when they are parked. The project, dubbed “V2X,” will be rolled out in a trial deployment at the parking facility of Mitsubishi Motors’ Nagoya plant by March 2012, and will use […]

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Could the industry design data centres that can be powered by solar and wind?

| August 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Data centres are notorious energy hogs that put them beyond the reach of most renewable energy sources. Today, the only way that a data centre can be powered by renewable energy is when it is built next to a hydro electric dam, or in a market where the utility power is from a renewable source […]

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Key highlights of NTT America’s new co-gen data centre

| August 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Key highlights of NTT America’s new co-gen data centre

NTT America has implemented one of the world’s first co-generation data centres using fuel cell technology. The project will put in 500kW of power generation from fuel cells from Bloom Energy, which equates to about 10% of the existing power consumption load for the facility. Green Telecom Live actually spoke to Kazuhiro Gomi, president and […]

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