Posts Tagged ‘Green Technology’

Switched PDUs – An Intelligent Way to Remotely Meter and Control Power

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

These days, most large companies are becoming increasingly aware of the ecological and economic impact of power consumption. Large power consumers (e.g., companies that use a lot of network equipment) have realized that excess power consumption is not only ecologically undesirable, but it also results in larger energy bills. They also realize that a Switched PDU can provide a powerful tool for both measuring and controlling energy consumption by their network applications.

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Structure 2010 LaunchPad Presenter: Greenqloud, Iceland’s Clean Power Cloud Computing Co.

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Wow. Who would have thought that volcanoes were useful for something other than delaying air travel?

There’s good and bad when it comes to all that geothermal activity in Iceland. Yes, the volcanos with unpronounceable names can spew ash and shut down air travel. But there’s also an abundance of electricity from geothermal power, which combined with hydrothermal power, means Iceland runs off of pretty much 100 percent clean energy. That’s the backbone for an entrepreneurial idea to create a green computing cloud courtesy of Icelandic startup Greenqloud.

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Samsung’s $20B Greentech Plan

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Apparently, there’s gold in green tech …

Samsung sells everything from chemicals and construction to shipbuilding and sugar. But in recent years the Korean conglomerate has started to turn the wheel towards green technology, and this morning said it plans to spend more than $20 billion largely on developing and selling greentech, including solar cells, battery cells, and LEDs, (in addition to non-greentech items like biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.)

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