Energy

Google Jasper Project to be Among Largest Solar Installations in South Africa

June 4, 2013 / No Comments

Google’s investment in traditional wind, solar and more innovative renewable energy projects have seen leaps in the US. However, the company hasn’t invested much into renewable energy in Africa. But things have come to a dramatic turn around with a new $12 million (103 million Rand) investment being made in the Jasper Power Project. The project is a 96 megawatt ...

IBM Uses Hot Water To Cool Supercomputer, Saves Energy by 40%

June 21, 2012 / No Comments

IBM, in collaboration with the Leibniz Supercomputer Center in Munich, is using hot water to its SuperMUC supercomputer. This is not new for IBM. It had used the technique way back in 2008 to cool Power 575 supercomputer. However, the new technique, with significant improvements from the earlier one, is touted as an innovative way of energy saving. The system, called LRZ ...

Energy Saving Light Switches Off When You Close Your Eyes

April 19, 2012 / No Comments

If you have the habit of sleeping while reading a book at night, chances are you usually forget to switch off the light. Don’t worry any more. Here’s a solution to cut down on wastage of power. Here comes a lamp that turns on only when your eyes are open and switches off when you close your eyes. Randy Sarafan, a ...

Japanese Workers to Shun Suit for Casual Wear to Save Energy

June 3, 2011 / No Comments

The Tsunami that hit the Japanese coast has left the Asian nation in a shambles. Most affected is the energy infrastructure across the country. Nuke power has been left totally devastated. That also means that Japan is now staring in the face a major energy shortage. A novel effort is being kicks started in the nation’s offices so that energy ...

Gateway Eco-Friendly HD Monitors Rolled Out

October 6, 2010 / No Comments

Gateway has come out with its environmentally-friendly monitors. This new high definition monitor is available in 21.5 inch FHX2152L, 23 inch FHD2302L and 24-inch FHX2402L models. The thin screen has 12-million-to-1 contrast ratios along with an aspect ratio of 16:9. It also feature native 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and 2ms response times.

Clothing Swaps to Cut Carbon Footprint & Aid Domestic Violence Shelters

October 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

Here’s a great idea. Clothing swaps can prove to be a move towards going green, and the effort could also help endeavors to raise money for a charity initiative. Swap for Good, a grassroots, volunteer-led campaign aims at encouraging people to host clothing swaps, as a way to raise money for local domestic violence shelters.

Green Battery: Shake It To Generate Energy With Vibration

July 19, 2010 / 1 Comment

An amazing new green device - - Vibration powered Generating Battery - has been developed by Brother Industries. The uniqueness of this device is that it is a small vibration-powered generator that can replace AA and AAA batteries. If the battery is being used in a torch or a remote control, all the user has to do to generate the ...

National Semi’s Solar Magic technology increases energy generation by 20%

June 2, 2010 / No Comments

Our dependence on eco-friendly products has been rising with the development of ever-new technologies, which push the efficiency factor of new product launches. Harnessing solar energy to meet electrical needs on both macro and micro scale is fast becoming a rage because its’ eco-friendly and helps you detach from the grid. Solar Magic technology is yet another promising feat in ...

Energy harvesting kites to generate 1 MW of electricity

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Just a few days back we wrote about researchers at University of California claiming to meet the energy needs of entire planet through sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy. The pursuit to develop to cleaner greener sources of energy is raising the bar higher and higher for all in the fray. A California based high altitude Wind Company Makani Power ...

Sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy could meet energy needs of entire planet

May 28, 2010 / No Comments

With dwindling fossil fuel resources we are working with solar, wind and tidal alternatives to generate power. Just a few days back we talked about an underwater kite feeding on tidal energy to generate power. Taking a step forward, researchers at the University of California are working upon sailing ships that could harvest energy from the ocean far away from ...