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Telenor Norway works with Zero foundation on green ICT

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Telenor Norway has teamed up with Zero foundation to explore green ICT opportunities. Zero managing director Marius Holm cited small cells as potential area of cooperation, while Telenor Norway pointed to M2M applications and services. Source: Telenor Norway works with Zero foundation on green ICT | Wireless Federation

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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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$20 Billion: What Microsoft Wants To Earn From Cloud Business In Fiscal Year 2018

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft aims to achieve an annual revenue amount of $20 billion from its cloud-computing business in fiscal year 2018. This means it should be able to triple its cloud revenue over a three-year period. Source: $20 Billion: What Microsoft Wants To Earn From Cloud Business In Fiscal Year 2018 : BIZ TECH : Tech Times

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Caterpillar, First Solar Join to Develop Microgrids

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caterpillar and First Solar are allying to develop an integrated photovoltaic solar solution for microgrid applications. Under the agreement, First Solar will design and manufacture a pre-engineered turnkey package for remote microgrids used for small communities and mine sites. The package will feature Cat-branded solar panels manufactured by First Solar. Caterpillar will exclusively sell and  […]

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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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Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

The consumer electronics industry last year recycled 660 million pounds of electronics in the US — the industry’s highest every annual total — under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI), according to a Consumer Electronics Association report. Read more: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2015/05/01/record-set-for-consumer-electronics-recycling/#ixzz3YuNBBVTd Source: Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News

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Energy storage test bed launches to support future smart grids

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A unique energy storage test bed at Newcastle University is now online – storing energy from the local grid and testing innovative new technologies such as super-capacitors and long life, high performance batteries. Source: Energy storage test bed launches to support future smart grids > Trends > Research | Click Green

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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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Fixing 25% of cars can address 90% of road side air pollution, UoT study

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

New study from the University of Toronto found that 25% of cars on the road are responsible for 90% of air pollution that we breathe in. According to the study, older models, badly tuned vehicles, and supped up muscle cars are contributed an overwhelming portion of the bad stuff we need to breathe in. For […]

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Intel backs firm developing tech to automate truck convoys

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Intel backs firm developing tech to automate truck convoys

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the chipmaking-giant, and Denso International America, a supplier of automative technologies, have joined the Series A investment round for Peloton Technology, a developer of a road transportation automation solution for truck convoys. The companies have contributed US$16 million into Peloton, which develops technology for wirelessly linking together two trucks […]

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