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GE invests in SynapSense to cut data center energy

As part of its smart grid and digital energy push, GE contributes to a $5 million investment in SynapSense, which uses sensors to manage data center energy.

By July 26, 2010


GE funds energy start-ups in smart grid contest

General Electric and VC partners to invest $55 million in 12 start-ups while GE to make $10 million to students to encourage training in electric power engineering.

By November 16, 2010


Green news harvest: Solar panels for city balconies

Veranda Solar is designing small solar panels for urban and suburban homes, while Jay Leno runs the electric Mini-E through the paces.

By March 12, 2009


Research: Old data centers can be nearly as 'green' as new ones

Tweaking older data centers can make them almost as energy efficient as building from the ground up, according to analysis of case studies by tech heavyweights.

By June 27, 2008


Software monitors the weather in your data center

There's an awful lot of humidity over by the hard drives. Start-up SynapSense says its software will give a more accurate view of the environment inside server rooms.

By April 29, 2008


A new crop of sensors for keeping data centers cool

A million square feet is a lot to air condition. SynapSense's sensors measure temperature, pressure and other environmental factors on a continuous basis.

By September 9, 2007