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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.
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.
Veranda Solar is designing small solar panels for urban and suburban homes, while Jay Leno runs the electric Mini-E through the paces.
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.
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.
A million square feet is a lot to air condition. SynapSense's sensors measure temperature, pressure and other environmental factors on a continuous basis.