Google says that its data centres use half the energy of a typical data centre. This is achieved through simple energy saving methods including siting of the data centre, efficient temperature management and reductions in residual energy loss.
- $92 million Funding for Solar ProjectsARENA is to provide a total of $92 million in grants for 12 large-scale solar plants. Between them, the 12 projects will deploy more than 480 megawatts of solar PV energy and represent about $1 billion in total investment. Continue reading »
- CSIRO-developed Home Energy Management SystemAn intelligent home energy management system, with the technical backing of CSIRO, has been launched by a startup company Evergen. Continue reading »
- ANU Sets Solar Thermal Efficiency RecordA team at the Australian National University has developed a solar thermal dish with a high sunlight to steam conversion ratio which they believe makes it the world's most efficient solar receiver. Continue reading »