North Carolina Harnesses Gusts of Support with Region’s First Turbine Farm

Amber Plante for Zondits, July 23, 2015. Image credit: inspiredimages Inc.’s decision to have a North Carolina wind farm fuel its cloud services data centers is nearly poetic for the company whose customers have been clamoring for more renewable energy operations. It’s also a boon for the region: the Amazon Wind Farm US East, powered … Read more

Tapping into the Distributed Computing Power of Energy Devices

Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept, June 24, 2015. Image credit: Hans Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept … Read more

Sparking the Energy Efficiency Flame

Selling energy efficiency: Leaders talk tactics The Herald Sun, February 8, 2015 At a conference about increasing energy productivity, John Palmour, chief technology officer and co-founder of Cree, said energy efficiency is a very difficult sell. “On its own, it is not sexy,” he said. “It does not motivate buyers.” But when companies develop products … Read more