Category Archives: Green Computing/Clean Tech

Tesla Motors Inc Acquires SolarCity Corp For $2.6 Billion

Tesla Motors Inc Acquires SolarCity Corp For $2.6 Billion

SolarCity Corp (SCTY.O) agreed to be acquired by sister company Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) in a deal worth $200 million less than the initial offer, sending shares of both companies down in early trading on Monday. Electric vehicle maker Tesla expects to achieve “significant” cost savings and “dramatic improvements” in manufacturing efficiency as a result…

Tesla Solar Plan Would Cost Billions To Implement

Tesla Solar Plan Would Cost Billions To Implement

A 1,500-word manifesto that Elon Musk unveiled last week, outlining his plan to expand Tesla Motors Inc.’s electric-vehicle line and to build “stunning solar roofs,” may end up costing the company tens of billions of dollars to carry out. Musk, Tesla’s chairman and chief executive officer, gave the estimate on Tuesday after a tour of the…

Smart Cities And The Enthusiasm For Technological Advancement

Smart Cities And The Enthusiasm For Technological Advancement

Embracing Smart City Innovation In research studies from IHS and Frost & Sullivan, it’s suggested that by 2025 approximately half of the world’s smart cities will be located outside of America and Europe, the advantaged territories that currently boast the highest concentration. Already well on its way, the Middle East has seen the development of…

Want To Save The Planet And Be Green? Then Go Cloud!

Want To Save The Planet And Be Green? Then Go Cloud!

Going Green Data Centers (DC’s) – they are hungry beasts. Ten years ago the EPA estimated that DC’s consumed 61 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in the US. Just three years ago the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) was calling the consumption level at 91 billion kilowatt-hours – almost a 50% increase in six years. Let’s…

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Having an Impact on The Energy Sector

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Having an Impact on The Energy Sector

Cloud Computing Energy Sector We’ve discussed here in the past how cleantech (a blanket term that includes technologies that affect recycling, renewable energy, transportation, and others) is moving energy efficiency into the cloud, and how there are many very well-known technology brands dipping their toes into this arena, most notably well-known brands Apple and Facebook…

Microsoft Underwater Data Center To Be Tested

Microsoft Underwater Data Center To Be Tested

Microsoft Underwater Data Center “The sea is everything” Jules Verne Microsoft, believing that the sea holds the key to their future, has tested a self-contained data center that operates far below the surface of the ocean. The key to this study is the millions that it will save on the industry’s most expensive problem, air-conditioning.…

Smart Connected Cities Must Learn To Efficiently Collaborate

Smart Connected Cities Must Learn To Efficiently Collaborate

Smart City Collaboration A study from research firm Gartner demonstrates how smart and connected cities require a large number of players to collaborate efficiently, in order to unlock the huge potential associated with cities of the future. The study focused on Europe and showed clearly how a number of Northern European and Scandinavian mid-size cities…