Research by Washington Univerity could lead to dramatic energy savings at data farms

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent. Researchers led by Partha Pande, a computer engineering professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have filed two patents on their wireless […]

DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICITY COULD WORK BETTER OVER LONG DISTANCES

Five things you need to know about:the return of direct current How the idea of channeling direct current electricity using circuit breakers could give rise to supergrids. What is it? In the early era of electrification, the distribution of electricity by direct current (DC) ruled. Thomas Edison’s first electricity utilities in the late 19th century used […]

LATEST SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORS USE NANOWIRES TO DRASTICALLY IMPROVE COST & PERFORMANCE OF SOLAR COLLECTORS

NANOWIRE TECHNOLOGY SOON TO SEE US WITH FAR CHEAPER & BETTER SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS It must be really depressing being a solar nark these days. With the increased popularity of solar power throughout Australia and the world, and regular announcements of improvements in technology, better storage capacity and cheaper prices, solar power is going through […]

EMPOWER YOURSELF BY SAVING ON HOME ENERGY USAGE WITH THESE 50 WAYS TO DO IT

Sidestep rising electricity prices in Australia with these simple 50 tips to reduce your power bills. With the Australian Energy Commission (AEMC) predicting average national energy prices to increase a further 37 per cent by 2014, many Australians are looking for ways to reduce their power bills. Productivity Commissioner Philip Weickhardt said the rise in […]

SMARTEN UP YOUR HOME ENERGY USES WITH THIS SYSTEM

HOME ENERGY EFFICIENT DEVICE NOW AVAILABLE HERE Wattio aims to smartify your home’s energy usage There are a variety of home energy management devices, and the latest solution is an offering from Spanish startup, Wattio. The SmartHome 360º is a home energy monitoring and control system that can be managed through a smartphone, tablet or […]

NORWEGIAN ELECTRIC FERRY TO SAVE MANY DOLLARS IN FUEL EVERY YEAR

HUGE NEW ELECTRIC FERRY COMMISSIONED IN NORWAY Presently, the Norwegian villages of Lavik and Oppedal are linked by a ferry that burns about a million liters (264,172 US gallons) of diesel a year, emitting 570 tonnes (628 tons) of carbon dioxide and 15 tonnes (16.5 tons) of nitrogen oxides. That’s about to change, however, as […]

GOOGLE & THE GREEN REVOLUTION WORK IN TOGETHER

GOOGLE DATA CENTRES ARE GREEN FRIENDLY Google says its data centers use half the energy of typical data centers, and its efficiency report for the first quarter of 2012 points to an even greener future. The company’s impressive statistics are achieved through simple energy saving methods including efficient temperature management, reductions in residual energy loss […]

WIND HARVESTOR DESIGN TAKES A WINNERS STRIDE

NEW WIND POWER TECHNOLOGY TAKES SHAPE IN GENERATOR STRUCTURE From huge kites to sea-bound flywheels and roof-top installations to tree-like art creations, we’ve seen many different approaches to capturing energy from the wind. One design, though, reigns supreme – the tri-blade turbine tower. It’s not exactly a trouble-free life at the top and there are […]

WORLDS CHEAPEST AND MOST EFFICIENT SOLAR PANELS

NEW SOLAR PANELS TO BE A LOT CHEAPER & MANY TIMES MORE EFFICIENT As regular readers will know, we cover more than our fair share of breakthroughs promising next-generation super-efficient solar cells. Everything from growing photovoltaic crystals, applying special coatings or using carbon nanotubes teases us with cheaper, more efficient solar energy – eventually. In […]

ENERGY SKILLS QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT AUSTRALIA HOLD ENERGY CONFERENCE

ENERGY SKILLS QUEENSLAND TO HAVE ENERGY CONFERENCE More info here >>> http://www.fcci.com.au/2011/08/1246/ Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha