3 New Developments in the Rapid Growth of Carbon Management Tools

November 15, 2011 by  
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Although it’s a relatively young market, there is a surprising amount of activity taking place in the enterprise carbon and energy management field. Here are some of the latest signs of progress.

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How the Gigaton Award Winners Are Chosen

November 15, 2011 by  
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The Carbon War Room’s research director explains what it takes to win a Gigaton Award.

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VERGE Roundup: Tapping Vehicle-to-Grid Power & More

September 27, 2011 by  
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Technology that would enable EVs to "give back" to the grid and a new lingua franca for wireless building automation systems are among the developments that further the concept GreenBiz calls VERGE.

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Morgan teams up with Zytek for electric sportscars

August 19, 2011 by  
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Smriti Singh: Morgan +E Electric Supercar Rolling on fast lanes, year 2012 will see two new sports EVs that will hot up the eco-friendly car market. Morgan is all set to launch these sports car concepts based on the Supersports in collaboration with Zytek, a company dedicated to the electric engine technology. Talking about Zytek, the company is already working on a 94hp, 221 lb-ft of torque electric powertrain for other cars. The Smart ED being one of them. Named as Morgan E+, these projects will be based around the Aero Supersport aluminium chassis. The proposed EVs will feature a high power density electric motor by Zytek, instead of old 4.8 ltr BMW V8 engine and a standard manual transmission. Morgan says that further developments can follow if the demand is constructive. However, these two are not the only companies involved. CENEX, a research and design projects company is partially funding the project. The grant is approximated at 100,000 pounds. CENEX apparently aims at maximizing the spread of zero-emission transportation vehicles. The involvement of these three giants can surely make an impact in the world of EVs, which even after being packed up with so many benefits are yet to see a revolution that can take the market with storm. Morgan +E Electric Supercar Concept Lithium-ion batteries fitted into aluminium chassis will rev up the car specifications. Steve Morris, operation director, Morgan is confident about the project and terms this collaboration as an ‘exciting investigation’. He hopes that with the near supercar performance of Morgan, a drastic rise in the potential of zero emission cars cannot be ruled out. If all goes well, the testing will start early in 2012. Via: Carbuzz

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Are Commercial LED Replacements Ready for Prime Time?

August 19, 2010 by  
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There are increasing numbers of LED replacement products for T8 fluorescent lamps, which are widely used in retail and commercial buildings, but the US Department of Energy is warning that many of these do not yet offer comparable performance and light output versus what is supplied by using fluorescent lamps. Just because they are called replacements does not mean they are going to provide a similar level of performance. Many LED replacement lamps are highly directional, with the LEDs only emitting light in one direction

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Plug-In Solar Appliance Brings Cheap Solar Power to Homes

August 18, 2010 by  
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Solar power company Clarian Technologies has developed a new concept in residential solar power:  the solar appliance.  Just like a refrigerator or microwave, a homeowner can buy the Sunfish solar power system, plug it into any outdoor outlet and start feeding solar power into their home. Whereas most solar power systems require a contractor to install the module and an electrician to connect it to the electric panel through an inverter (to convert the DC power generated to AC power), Clarian says a handy homeowner can install the Sunfish themselves in about an hour. The other major bonus of such a plug-and-play-type system, is the cost.  Let’s face it, that’s the main draw.  The base model Sunfish will cost $799 with the largest running about $4,000, where a typical roof-mounted system costs a minimum of $10,000 and goes steeply up from there.

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