Linux captures the 'green' flag, beats Windows 2008 power-saving measures - Network WorldTests give Linux the edge on energy efficiency, although your "wattage may vary." Toyota develops improved hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle - ReutersThe fuel cell vehicle, for lease in Japan, can go over 500 miles on a tank in very cold temperatures. Stion leaves photovoltaic patent trail - Gunther PortfolioStealthy solar start-up Stion says it will beat everyone on price but never says how. Gunther Portfolio digs into patent applications for clues into its PV … Read more
Here's a sampling of green-tech news and quick commentary.
The race for affordable wind--Cleantech.comBroadstar Wind Systems launches its micro and urban wind turbine that looks sort of like the paddlewheel of a steamboat.
'Green collar' jobs hold key to economic recovery--BusinessGreenU.S. report looks at the upside potential of investing in low-carbon energy technology.
Tigo Energy announces $6 million funding--press release The company optimizes solar installations at people's homes which it says often perform worse than they should--a serious problem for homeowners looking for a reliable payback period.
Here's a sampling of the latest green-tech news, along with quick commentary.Gates set to dump half his stake in Pacific Ethanol - The Sacramento Bee A reflection of investor discontent with the biofuels industry. New Renewable Network Hopes to Make Greentech Connections - Greentech MediaSchmoozing leads to business. The Renewable Energy Business Network expands chapters and incorporates as a nonprofit with new sponsors. Ocean Seeding Banned Until More Research - Earth2TechThis is really just the opening phase of what I expect to be a much bigger debate about geoengineering 'fixes' to climate change. American Biomass funded for wood-fueled home heating - VentureBeat… Read more
RechargeIT goes to Washington, calls for plug-in videos--Official Google.org BlogGoogle.org and the Brookings Institute will host an event in Washington, D.C., to see how plug-in hybrids can lessen dependence on oil. Via Earth2Tech Signet Solar, or how the chip industry will colonize the solar business--Greentech Media… Read more
Here's a sampling of recent green-tech news:
Compression Could Reduce Data Center Energy Use by 95% - EcoGeek The specific company pitch aside, compression could make a difference in data center space and energy usage. Last week, IBM Software general manager Steve Mills told me 75 percent of corporate data is redundant. Underwater Wind Turbines? - CleanTechnicaAnother wave/tidal power design, called BioWave, that uses biomimcry, or copying nature. Costs to Build Power Plants Pressure Rates - WSJ.comBecause of rising commodity prices, it costs twice what it did in 2000 to build power plants today, says … Read more
Greening parking lots with solar trees--EcoGeek A company is building solar roofing for parking lots. Wrightspeed to challenge Bugatti Veyron--Greentech MediaWhoa, that's fast! The all-electric Wrightspeed SR-71 will go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Talk about torque. Water monitoring technology gets $8M boost in San Francisco, with more funds to come--VentureBeat… Read more
Saving Energy in Data Centers with Smart Sensors and Algorithms - TreeHuggerMicrosoft Research is looking to use sensors in power-gobbling data centers to make them more energy-efficient.
SunEdison to Build Largest U.S. PV Farm - Greentech MediaDuke Energy will buy the electricity from SunEdison from this plant, which, at 16 megawatts, is expected to be the biggest photovoltaic-solar farm.
Hydrogen-powered phones on the horizon - AFPFrench researchers at STMicroelectronics say they are making a hydrogen fuel cell to charge cell phone batteries.
Fungus That Produces Biofuels From Plants - ScienceDaily A … Read more
Here's a sampling of recent green-tech news:
Jefferies sees improved pipeline for clean-tech IPOs - MarketWatchWith a lot of money going into start-ups, investors are eyeing stock market offerings closely. Ocean seeding start-up Climos looking to raise more funds - Earth2TechClimos wants to "seed" the ocean with iron to stimulate plankton growth, some of which will die and sink, thereby sequestering carbon dioxide. Red Sox install solar thermal at Fenway - Renewable Energy WorldThe solar thermal system will cut its gas use down by a third. I can confirm that Fenway recycles, too. MSP430 low-power demo using grapes as a power source - Texas Instruments … Read more