Tag: solar

LG Uplus develops solar-powered LTE base stations

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

LG Uplus is deploying solar-powered base stations to fill in gaps in coverage, according to a report in the Korea Times. According to the operator, there are places in South Korea where power infrastructure is not available. The new solar power sites will bring mobile coverage to those areas. “With this base station system, we […]

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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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Solar & wind gain over coal & gas

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Bloomberg: It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants. According to this article, the cost of solar power is now below that of coal and gas in at least nine US states, including Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. That said, the prices of solar […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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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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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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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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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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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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