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Ericsson wins major smart meter deal with Norwegian energy firm

Ericsson wins major smart meter deal with Norwegian energy firm

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Skagerak Nett, one of Norway’s largest energy companies, has selected Ericsson as sole supplier of a smart metering solution. This partnership, which includes delivery of 180,000 smart meters, will support a large-scale modernisation of the Norwegian power grid and ensure efficient technology and processes transformation. Skagerak Nett’s customers will get new smart electricity meters starting […]

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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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ICT now uses 8% of energy for developed markets, say scientists

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists at a recent conference in the UK have put the amount of energy consumed by all the television, networks, computers, phones and other ICT devices at a whopping 8% of the total power used by developed countries. While the figure is unverified, it is significantly higher than the 2% estimate by Gartner long cited […]

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VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft currently better value than OpenStack distributions for TCO: 451 Research

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

451 Research launched its latest Cloud Price Index, the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the cost of cloud computing. For the first time in the industry, buyers have complete transparency into the complex pricing models of both public and private clouds, analysis of the total cost of ownership, and insight into the ‘golden ratios’ […]

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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

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

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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